vortex heads - Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Engine
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1 (permalink)  
Old 10-11-2005, 10:13 AM
tom
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: houston
Age: 67
Posts: 11
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
vortex heads

Hi, I'm Tom.
I bought a 1986 chev crew cab with a 5.7 liter engine, with 89000 mi. The engine smokes a little only on crankup (valve guide seals) and the lifters are making noise. I was thinking of replacing with vortex heads. Will this give me more power and fuel efficiency? Will I need to replace the 4 bbl. intake?
Thank You

    Advertisement
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2 (permalink)  
Old 10-11-2005, 10:31 AM
matt_ramsey's Avatar
Your Basic Moron
 
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: Decatur, IL
Age: 30
Posts: 72
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
You will get more power, not sure about fuel efficiency. You will have to replace your intake manifold, and your valve covers if they are the type that bolt on around the perimeter on the flange. The "VORTEC" heads require center-bolt valve covers. Also, I don't beleive you will be able to use your stock rocker arms, but i may be wrong about that.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
  #3 (permalink)  
Old 10-11-2005, 10:34 AM
MI2600's Avatar
Member# 3287
 

Last journal entry: Vortec Heads
Last photo:
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: N. Muskegon, MI
Posts: 2,632
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Self-aligning rockers are required.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

Recent Engine posts with photos

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
400 cid with vortex heads gaino Engine 1 08-13-2010 05:47 PM
sbc heads shieldbreaker Engine 5 08-27-2005 08:12 PM
Heads and Intake combo black66 Engine 4 07-23-2005 11:33 PM
TBI Heads on older motor exmurdoc Engine 1 07-08-2005 05:21 PM
Heads novatech Engine 10 01-17-2004 01:27 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.