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Old 10-07-2007, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by cboggs
Originally Posted by zipper06
Curtis you crack me up LMAO,


can you tell, as a cylinder head guy, .. I'm getting really tired of talking
about these junk heads, . .

buy based on price, .. you get what you pay for, .. ..

it's like the laws of physics, .. it can't be changed, .. good stuff costs money, ..
junk it cheap, .. what part of this is hard to understand?

Ok Zip, .. now get up off the floor and stop laughing. :lol:

Curtis I am just wondering if you think it would be a good idea to make a sticky that titles ( Good head list ) and list the heads that in your opinion are worth the money and the heads that don't make the list are not worthy of any commits. I can understand your commit (I'm getting really tired of talking about these junk heads, . . ). If the guy's are going to listen to your advice they could start by the heads named on the list that you see fit of worthy of a commit. It's just a thought that may help out. I for one like what you have to say about your head work and will use you the next set I buy.
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Old 10-07-2007, 05:57 PM
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that's a nice idea, .. but then we would have a sticky that nobody
bothered to read either. Ok , I'm joking, .. I'll stop now.

Just to be clear, .. yes I'm serious that it's getting old talking about
these junk heads, .. but my last posts where very tongue in cheek, ..
I was trying to be a little funny, .. find some humor in the situation.

I offer my experience and advice based on close to 30 years of building
heads, engineering degrees and racing experience, .. and if it helps some
person that's great. Cause all I really want to do is help.

If they don't want to use my advice, that's OK too, .. there's more
then one way to skin a cat, .. I'm not always the one with the proper knife.

A list like you talk about would be miles long, .. cause every combination has
it's best cylinder head, .. simple fact is outside of Dart, Brodix, Trick Flow,
Edelbrock ( for some things ) All Pro and AFR, .. . there's not many others I use.
Not counting the factory stuff like SB2.2, DRCE, Yates etc of course.

But the truth is, .. you use what it takes to properly do the job.
I just can't see risking $1,000's worth of engine, pistons, cam etc
by putting a crappy head on an engine just to save a little money.

That's really poor economics, .. to put cheap heads on an engine and
risk the costs of all the other parts to save a few bucks.

spend the money up front and buy the right parts that will give good
service for years, .. it's long term economics, .. it will save money in
the long run. Cheap parts cost more money in the long run because
of a shortened service life, .. and if they break, .

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Old 10-07-2007, 06:06 PM
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OK brother I got your drift. Well keep'em flowing.
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Old 10-07-2007, 07:32 PM
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Originally Posted by cboggs
Originally Posted by zipper06
Hey Curtis, i'm done :lol:

You have any solid s/blk heads 23* for my blown s/blk, if not what would you recommend 383" 1471 littlefied stripped 30 PSI, with buzzard catcher.
2 1/4" zoomies.

Thanks in advance,


I tend to use Dart castings for blown stuff, .. for a small block they make
a 220 casting in their race series with spread exhaust ports.
Gotta use the spread exhaust and run water between the the center
two ports, ..

I'd have to ask if they make a solid version of it, .

Thx's gotta use spred ports for the larger zoomies also, i was running 2 3/8" on blown gas 40 yrs. ago with 1" thk. adaptor plates. But things have changed a lot in time, and now you can bolt on big pipes. I'm aways away for getting the blower motor back up and running and i've stole the brodix's off it for another engine, so i have to replace them.

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Old 10-07-2007, 09:04 PM
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Are those the china heads distributed by the aussies or are they the new zeland heads?
The aussie heads have real fit problems with most intake manifolds. Read a couple articles on them, I'll try and find em.
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