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mach1_557

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Looking to go to aluminum heads on my bbf
« on: April 23, 2016, 09:43:46 AM »
Hello I am looking to go to aluminum heads on my bbf , was wondering if anyone had any that they wouldn't mind selling.
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Re: Looking to go to aluminum heads on my bbf
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2016, 09:58:31 AM »
Why aluminum? For the weight reduction or the flow?


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Re: Looking to go to aluminum heads on my bbf
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2016, 10:05:10 AM »
I recently purchased another hull and I want to get to the same way as he was.  Plus I forgot to mention it's a forged 557 single 1050 on a victor. I think there is a a good enough performance gain by going to alum heads that flow better .
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Re: Looking to go to aluminum heads on my bbf
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2016, 10:24:08 AM »
I agree. Good luck


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Re: Looking to go to aluminum heads on my bbf
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2016, 01:46:17 PM »
Ya good luck big ford is very expensive and finding quality used parts is like finding a unicorn.  I've ran them for a few years now and have had to go new most of the time then waited for the parts to come in.   Love the ford but I'm almost at the point where  I want to give up and go with a bellybutton BBC.   In comparison, cheep and used parts are everywhere.   
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Re: Looking to go to aluminum heads on my bbf
« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2016, 10:19:18 AM »
Look on eBay there's a guy on eBay selling them brand new for like sixteen hundred bucks a set
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Re: Looking to go to aluminum heads on my bbf
« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2016, 10:40:26 AM »

http://pages.ebay.com/motors/link/?nav=item.view&id=230838635565&alt=web

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Re: Looking to go to aluminum heads on my bbf
« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2016, 10:41:40 AM »
In comparison, cheap and used

Come on guy! Unicorn?

My boat and my woman will never be cheap and used. Ewe!

Good luck goin to the dark side.
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Re: Looking to go to aluminum heads on my bbf
« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2016, 12:03:42 PM »
That's the cheapest I have found them I have not been to find a new set and I've been looking for about 6 months
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Re: Looking to go to aluminum heads on my bbf
« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2016, 12:04:12 PM »
Used set
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Re: Looking to go to aluminum heads on my bbf
« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2016, 02:16:45 PM »

That's the cheapest I have found them I have not been to find a new set and I've been looking for about 6 months
Just because they are cheep doesn't mean they are a good part. Pro comp heads are probably the worst out of the box cylinder heads ever made. I've herd horror story's of valves breaking, keepers, studs pulling out.... ECT. Save your money for a good set or buy them bare and have somebody build them.


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Re: Looking to go to aluminum heads on my bbf
« Reply #12 on: April 25, 2016, 02:43:24 PM »
Yes pro comp hardware is horrible,  but I have heard they flow well. I am on the look out for edelbrock preformer rpm heads , p51 heads , or super cobra jet heads. The edelbrock  heads are very middle of the road,  but with a good port job will get the job done. And also the only none cobra jet style head that will just bolt on to  my current setup up. I am going to see how the new boat runs then make my decision next week.
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Re: Looking to go to aluminum heads on my bbf
« Reply #13 on: April 25, 2016, 02:46:44 PM »
Fuck pro comp shit shit had em on my ford had it dynoed 3rd trip out engine blew dropped a valve snapped intake valve


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Re: Looking to go to aluminum heads on my bbf
« Reply #14 on: April 25, 2016, 02:55:18 PM »
I saw a engine builder make 700+hp from a similar set up to mine with edelbrock heads so they will most likely  be the one I get . I set my current heads up so I can use all the valves, springs , push rods everything on a set of rpm heads, so I thinks that's the way I am leaning.
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Re: Looking to go to aluminum heads on my bbf
« Reply #15 on: April 25, 2016, 03:13:47 PM »
Are Eld's re-boxed Procomps?
What type porting would mach1_557 have to do on the Edelbrock heads or the Ford heads?
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Re: Looking to go to aluminum heads on my bbf
« Reply #16 on: April 25, 2016, 03:19:59 PM »
The iron heads I have now are big valve , scj intake and exhuast sized ports  , with bowl work . They flow 319cfm on the intake and about 190 on the exhuast. The aluminum ford super cobra jet heads won't work with current  piston set up . But the edelbrock preformer rpm heads with bolt on . And work well with a bit of porting and bowl work as well .
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Re: Looking to go to aluminum heads on my bbf
« Reply #17 on: April 25, 2016, 03:34:14 PM »
I am runnin the 95cc edelbrock aluminum heads on my badass ford. They are better than what I had on my old engine.
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Re: Looking to go to aluminum heads on my bbf
« Reply #18 on: April 25, 2016, 09:40:42 PM »
I love the set of edelbrock rpm super cobra jet heads I have, 74cc.
New complete I paid around 1900 for them, best thing I've done


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Re: Looking to go to aluminum heads on my bbf
« Reply #19 on: April 25, 2016, 11:01:23 PM »
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Re: Looking to go to aluminum heads on my bbf
« Reply #20 on: April 27, 2016, 09:36:58 AM »

Check these out
http://www.jonkaaseracingengines.com/html/kaase_p-51_-_big_block_ford_wedge_cylinder_heads.html


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Re: Looking to go to aluminum heads on my bbf
« Reply #21 on: April 27, 2016, 11:45:37 AM »
Factory Ford SCJ aluminum seem to work well too for the money



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Re: Looking to go to aluminum heads on my bbf
« Reply #22 on: April 28, 2016, 08:49:22 AM »
Ya good luck big ford is very expensive and finding quality used parts is like finding a unicorn.  I've ran them for a few years now and have had to go new most of the time then waited for the parts to come in...
You're living in 1985.  Over 40 different heads have been produced for the 385 Series and used parts for these engines are plentiful (and not just used heads).
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Re: Looking to go to aluminum heads on my bbf
« Reply #23 on: April 28, 2016, 09:11:17 AM »
Hello I am looking to go to aluminum heads on my bbf , was wondering if anyone had any that they wouldn't mind selling.
I know of some ported and assembled A429 heads. Call directly if interested.



I am on the look out for edelbrock preformer rpm heads...the only none cobra jet style head that will just bolt on to my current setup.
When it comes to OEM valve layout heads and what will fit your current pistons, the TFS Street Strip heads are superior to the Edelbrock heads, and out of the box they need almost no porting whatsoever as compared to the Edelbrocks.



The iron heads I have now are big valve, scj intake and exhuast sized ports, with bowl work . They flow 319cfm on the intake and about 190 on the exhuast...the edelbrock preformer rpm heads with bolt on. And work well with a bit of porting and bowl work as well .
It really depends on the rest of your engine combination, but just swapping from ported D0VE heads to aftermarket aluminum heads such as Edelbrock (etc) might not result in a power gain that justifies your 4-figure expense....especially in a jet boat where a good deal of horsepower gain is necessary to see just a few hundred rpm increase.



I saw a engine builder make 700+hp from a similar set up to mine with edelbrock heads so they will most likely  be the one I get . I set my current heads up so I can use all the valves, springs , push rods everything on a set of rpm heads, so I thinks that's the way I am leaning.
Just a thought: you might be able to make 700+ hp with a 557 simply by properly porting your D0VE heads, and for far less cost than aluminum heads.  Again, it depends on the rest of your engine combo.



...it's a forged 557 single 1050 on a victor. I think there is a a good enough performance gain by going to alum heads that flow better .
Flow isn't everything, and is the last ting you should look at when deciding on cylinder heads--I've seen "lesser" flowing heads make more power on a dyno than the higher flow number heads that were changed out.   But swap to procomps over your ported D0VEs?  Your engine will probably lose power across its entire rpm range, more and more as rpm increases. I am not being facetious.
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