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which small block chevy cylinder head?

I am looking to buy a new set of heads for my chevy 350 engine. Currently I have flattop pistons with 882 iron stock heads with 1.94 valves. I want to add a set of heads with 2.02 valves, they can be either iron or aluminum, I just want a head to be able to run pump gas and get the best head for the money, I know that there are tons of choices to choose from. I plan on running a comp 280h cam, edelbrock air gap manifold, 650 carb and 1 5/8 headers. Any replies on a good head choice would be great. Thanks

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As cast use dart, iron or aluminum

CNC ported use AFR
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What gear, trans, stall?

What model flat tops? They can vary between 12 and 5cc. 4 relief, 2 relief, or the gm stock smogger flat top that is actual one big dish.

Any idea of the deck height? (how far is the piston below the top of the block at tdc).

A compcam 280 is pretty good sized cam. It will run well with 9.7 to 10:0 cr, 3.73 gears, and a 2800 rpm stall.

Edelbrock rpm heads are nice and they come is a few different chamber sizes. Dart iron eagle 180 or 200cc are also good choices.

Compression ratio is important. You need to figure out exactly what you have before choosing a combustion chamber size.

If you plan to drive the car in the winter, avoid the rpm air gap, and just get the regular rpm. Plus I hate it when things fall under the carb when using the air gap.
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