which is a better head, the vortec of the fuelie? i want to spend the least amount of my hard earned cash as possible. the vortecs are cheaper, but you have to do additional machining to them that you dont have to do to the others. thanks for the input guys
Vortec good, fuelie bad! You need to spend some serious dough to get them to work as good as the stock Vortec head.
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1971 Malibu, been in the family since new. There is nothing like rowing through the gears at 7500. Stick cars are so much fun they should be a controlled substance!
Ditto. yeah.....what he said! Wally da man!
Seriously. The Vortecs are best thing to come along for small blocks since.......ah,......I'm thinking...........can't think of anything better for a street/strip SBC
Yet another vortec fan here. Just put a pair on my friends '68 camaro.
It's a Goodwrench shortblock with vortecs, a COMP XE268, performer rpm, and holley 750. We're getting it dynoed tomorrow afternoon at 1pm, so I'll let you know how it goes.
But I can tell you that that motor, with a Muncie behind it is a blast to drive around town!
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1971 Malibu 350/TH350 (383/200-4R/12bolt in the works)
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ok, now can someone tell me where i can buy a set of vortec heads that allready have the spring pockets and valve guides machined? i wouldn't trust most of these local machinists with a glass of water, much less $500 worth of cylinder heads.
I also like the Vortecs but... It's not like they'll bolt-on and be ready to go. You may have to spend $ on the fuelie heads to get them up to snuff, but you have to spend $$ on a new intake for the Vortecs. Maybe you already knew that, but it hadn't been mentioned yet.
How about the Trick Flow 23 degree head? I know they are twice as much (around $1000) but have CNC chambers, are made of aluminum, and have all the good performance items on them (screw-in studs, guideplates, springs good to .520) not to mention thicker decks. Oh well, i guess i gave away where my heart lies.
Oh yeah, goto www.sdpc2000.com they have Vortec Heads with Screw-in studs and big springs (I think guidepates too) for around $600 ready to go.
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