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Old 04-10-2008, 06:59 PM
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not to stir any thing up here, but here is my first hand experience with PTL heads. i have the 200 cc small block ford castings, of course they are as cast, but i have had zero problems with them. i paid if i remember right 1000.00 for them assembled, which i then decided to go with a solid roller rather than a hydraulic roller and i swapped the springs and stuff out. I have never had them flowed, so i have no idea what the flow ## 's are.. I can say that the set i got where nice for the money. i had none of the horror stories i heard about. no push rod interference issues. after i had them ported on ..etc..i did have to use a larger fel-pro intake gasket 1260 or ??? i really don't remember but it was one of the larger port gasket. these heads went on a all forged 347 motor..the cam is a .620 solid roller cam..with a parker funnel web i take..750 demon carb.. the car is a 84 mustang, with nice parts all the way around..tubular front end..Detroit locker ..4.56 gears..c4 with brake.and it has a full interior with a 10 point cage built around it....i drive this car on the street at least once a week...it runs 11.40's at 121 mph , and once i get the suspension lined out im sure it will run some 11.00's or better..im sure that there is people out there that just refuse to believe that PTL heads are anything but good. it is clear that there was some issues with this heads at some point. it looks like these heads are still around but are now called RHS cyclinder heads.I don't have junk heads, hell my stroker motor is still smaller than a 350 ci chevy , i just wanted to share my 2 censt on these heads

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Old 04-10-2008, 07:09 PM
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Thanks for sharing, but did you realize this thread is 4 years old?
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Glad I ran into this thread.

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Thanks for sharing, but did you realize this thread is 4 years old?

I must appologize for dredging up an ancient thread however, it's information is what brought me to this website while researching a set of Iron PTL 180cc Vortec heads that I purchased used for $350.00, shipped.

The heads have already been proven to work on the previous owners car and have also had some machine work done. They have been milled down to 60cc.

I am glad that the gentleman that posted previous to DoubleVision's last post made me feel alot better about my purchase.

I will let you guys know what my experience with these heads will be as they are going on a stock bore 327/TH350/4.10 geared 10 bolt in a 1988 Sonoma Rat Rod Project. So far the truck has ran a best of 14.5 @ 92mph with a set of 76cc 1.75 heads, stock cam, and an edelbrock AP-15(worse than a quadrajet) intake.

Sooo.... I am tossing these heads on with a .488/.501 lift cam and a RPM Air-gap intake to see if I can break into the 13's.
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I know it is old, but I have 2 sets of sbc as cast heads and they perform flawlessly. As far as pushrod interference with these heads PTL actually recommended an offset lifter/intake rocker. It was not required, but recommended. That is probably your issue. I also have a full cnc set of 14 degree heads. They were designed for a 3 piece intake, and if you try to fit a 1 piece the holes are way off. but they are right on for the correct intake. Just had to add my .02 for a good product.
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