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Old 08-07-2015, 07:37 PM
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If you aren't interested in numbers matching/period correct casting numbers, then lose the antique heads. I did it once and will never do it again. A set of Vortecs are going to out run and out mileage any of the old heads. You can pickup a set of rebuilt ones for roughly the same money you're going to put in the old ones. And now is the time to put the roller cam in because you're going to be putting new springs on whatever heads you choose to use. The additional $300 or so for the roller will save another $600+ later.

I can't say it enough to build your long block for the long haul and tuning, carbs, ignition, and headers can be done easily later. Do you really want to build this with a FT cam and stocker heads today and be tearing it back apart 6 months to a year from now?

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If you aren't interested in numbers matching/period correct casting numbers, then lose the antique heads. I did it once and will never do it again. A set of Vortecs are going to out run and out mileage any of the old heads. You can pickup a set of rebuilt ones for roughly the same money you're going to put in the old ones. And now is the time to put the roller cam in because you're going to be putting new springs on whatever heads you choose to use. The additional $300 or so for the roller will save another $600+ later.

I can't say it enough to build your long block for the long haul and tuning, carbs, ignition, and headers can be done easily later. Do you really want to build this with a FT cam and stocker heads today and be tearing it back apart 6 months to a year from now?

My two cents and good luck - Jim

Hey Jim, thanks for the wise advice.


Since the motor is a nice rebuild that has sat for a couple of years (which is the only reason I'm going to tear it down), I guess I should find out what I can get for the 492s, and the "NOS" 291s that I have, calculate the difference for Vortecs, roller cam, springs, intake etc., and see how I want to go about it.


I might just make sure it's balanced and the deck height is optimal, run it with the current components for now, and if I end up at the strip enough, then figure out what I want to spend on improvements.
As far as the work involved, I used to be an aircraft mechanic, so I don't mind turning wrenches for a good cause.


Anybody have some ideas on where to best market the "antique" heads?
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any local car club/restoration center etc would love those old junk heads.

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Hey Jim, thanks for the wise advice.


Since the motor is a nice rebuild that has sat for a couple of years (which is the only reason I'm going to tear it down), I guess I should find out what I can get for the 492s, and the "NOS" 291s that I have, calculate the difference for Vortecs, roller cam, springs, intake etc., and see how I want to go about it.


I might just make sure it's balanced and the deck height is optimal, run it with the current components for now, and if I end up at the strip enough, then figure out what I want to spend on improvements.
As far as the work involved, I used to be an aircraft mechanic, so I don't mind turning wrenches for a good cause.


Anybody have some ideas on where to best market the "antique" heads?
re aircraft mechanic,,, I would love to find a nice l/m model 172 if you see any deals?

you have had almost unanimous agreement on ditching your old heads and flat tappet cam? Time to make more power and burn less fuel per horse power produced!
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re aircraft mechanic,,, I would love to find a nice l/m model 172 if you see any deals?

you have had almost unanimous agreement on ditching your old heads and flat tappet cam? Time to make more power and burn less fuel per horse power produced!

Hey Vinnie,
I worked on Boeings and Lockheeds in the AF... maybe you can get a deal on one of the C-141s out at Davis-Monthan... but I doubt it
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Thanks ,, but if I buy a used military plane I want an F-16? I just love the look of that bird.I flew to Reno and stopped over at Kallamath Falls years ago and watched them do circuits. They did not offer me a ride,,,
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