Cliffjumper

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Which Ford heads?
« on: August 22, 2017, 08:17:20 PM »
Ok I'm not a big Ford guy but I'm getting more requests to build Ford motors. What heads are out there that are the ones to find and go from there?  Which steel heads are good to build and which aftermarket ones are a good bolt ons?  I've seen a few post on this subject some answered and some not. Don't think they want crazy hp out of them but something nice and reliable.

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Re: Which Ford heads?
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2017, 09:49:10 PM »
c8/c9/d0ve/cobra jet for 460 heads for sbf i have no clue. if you get d3ve heads then they will need to be ported because of the (smog bumps) on the exhaust side. c8/c9 have less cc's (not exactly sure on the number)


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Cliffjumper

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Re: Which Ford heads?
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2017, 07:29:27 PM »
I have the d3ve heads on it now

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Re: Which Ford heads?
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2017, 09:54:41 AM »
I don't think any iron Ford heads are any good for performance. Get some aluminum aftermarket heads, you will be much happier.
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Re: Which Ford heads?
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2017, 10:19:22 AM »
I Have some nicely ported and blended D3ve with oversized valves and converted to roller rockers. They run bitchen.


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Re: Which Ford heads?
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2017, 09:33:54 AM »
What heads are out there that are the ones to find and go from there?  Which steel heads are good to build and which aftermarket ones are a good bolt on? I've seen a few post on this subject some answered and some not. Don't think they want crazy hp out of them but something nice and reliable.
There are over 40 different cylinder head options for the Ford 429/460; like any other engine component which one you select depends on you're build needs.  The factory iron heads alone offer options that meet most performance build needs.
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I don't think any iron Ford heads are any good for performance....
Factory iron Ford 429/460 heads have been know to support as much as 900 hp on carbs and gas.  In blown applications as much as double that (and possibly more).
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Re: Which Ford heads?
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2017, 10:30:50 PM »
I Have some nicely ported and blended D3ve with oversized valves and converted to roller rockers. They run bitchen.


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Re: Which Ford heads?
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2017, 09:49:54 PM »
So if was to bolt these heads on a bone stock 460 standard bore stock cast intake in place of my stock DV3E-A2A heads what type of gains would I most likely see?

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Re: Which Ford heads?
« Reply #8 on: September 27, 2017, 04:01:24 PM »
So if was to bolt these heads on a bone stock 460 standard bore stock cast intake in place of my stock DV3E-A2A heads what type of gains would I most likely see?

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On the dyno, you'd probably see a small power gain from about 3500-5000 rpm.  In the boat with A impeller, you might not see much at all. And you might bend intake valves, although not too likely in a "bone stock 460" what with its small cam and pistons 0.045" in the hole. Frankly ported D0VE heads would make the bone stock 460 jet boat at least as fast and probably faster than the A429s.

Those A429 Cobra Jet heads pictured above would really shine in a well planned stroker. 
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Re: Which Ford heads?
« Reply #9 on: September 27, 2017, 04:16:20 PM »
On the dyno, you'd probably see a small power gain from about 3500-5000 rpm.  In the boat with A impeller, you might not see much at all. And you might bend intake valves, although not too likely in a "bone stock 460" what with its small cam and pistons 0.045" in the hole. Frankly ported D0VE heads would make the bone stock 460 jet boat at least as fast and probably faster than the A429s.

Those A429 Cobra Jet heads pictured above would really shine in a well planned stroker.
Awesome thank you 👍

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