AFR 185CC SMALL BLOCK FORD ALUMINUM HEADS - $1450 Canadian? a good deal?

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  1. Ekliptix

    Ekliptix New Member

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    "61cc chambers 2.02 intake 1.6 exhaust

    LESS THEN 4000KMS IN TOTAL. In brand new condition. Have reciept.

    Paid $2200 (I realize they are cheaper now) $2000 at Best buy with taxes.

    $1450"

    Yes>?
     
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    BLoG Scented Meat

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    What is that in real money? doesn't seem that cheap at all
     
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    How much is that in real money? Like $67.50 or so?















    :fawk: It's a good deal, they are bad ass heads :big grin:
     
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    BLoG Scented Meat

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    Yeah, AFR = win
     
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    where's the originality?
     
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    anomaly If you weren't around for the original HA.net spli

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    Best Buy sells auto parts?
     
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    Blackout Like a ram getting ready to jam a lamb.

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    The thing is I'm getting an Intake and TB and slicks and radiator and more tuning. So these heads would be a big $ drop ot top of the rest.


    Mid/Low 12's. :cry:
     
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    fuck the rest of that crap, get the heads.
     
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    they'd need rockers i think.
     
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    well I need slicks if I'm going to the track.
     
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    intake manifold
     
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    Heads are the single biggest restriction on a 5.0. You'll gain more from the heads than any of that, and it will make everything else you do worth more HP. (Ie, the throttle body will yield bigger gains with those heads, headers will gain more, etc)
     
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    This just in:
    "They are stud mount rockers, so you would need new rockers if you have pedestal now.

    You also need hardened pushrods, since aftermarket heads have guide plates. These as cheap, my set might work and I dont need them so........

    You would also need to buy some head spacer washers, since all 302 heads are 3/8 and these are 1/2. No biggie, everyone does it, I believe they are about $30 a set."


    So how much are a decent set of rockers going to cost?

    Thanks
     
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    DeeVoc Heh.

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    Ehh, in real american dollars they're around $1200 new, the price is pretty consistent because retailers that order them just put an order in to AFR for them to be drop shipped. Ordering them straight from AFR would basically be the same result.
     
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    DeeVoc Heh.

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    yeah, crane and scorpion are best, but you may wanna decide on what cam and what length pushrods you're going with before deciding on rockers.
     
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    stock cam
     
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    A good set of rockers is around $260, and I ended up paying $85 for my pushrods, because I needed a longer set in order to work with my AFR's and 1.6RR's.

    However, since this is the AFR 185's with the larger 2.02 intake valves, you may have to flycut the pistons for extra valve clearance. I'm not saying that you will have to cut and I'm not saying that you won't. However, it is something that you will have to check regardless. It's one of the most important measurements involved with swapping heads, especially to a larger head such as that.

    As far as the AFR quality itself goes, I have nothing but compliments for the heads. Their build quality is excellent and their performance is equally as good. Though, I'd investigate what these would cost new to be shipped to you... The price seems a bit high to me.
     
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    Just noticing that you're using the stock cam...

    If that's true, than these heads won't be working to their full potential -- especially on the exhaust side. You should invest in a nice cam to pair with your blower (you're supercharged, aren't you?) so that you do the entire package at once. Will save you some troubles and make the benefit even more pronounced.
     
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    MattIROC has a semi nice av. changed due to rules :(

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    AFR 220's :bowdown:
     
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    1BadZ Uber :Aug2000: GM Nazi

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    AFR makes pretty good stuff. Beware, I've heard from a fairly reliable source that the AFR 190 and 210's are the same castings, except that the 210's are just hogged out a bit more.
     
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    A mustang shop owner says that there won't be enough clearance between the new valves and the piston, so I'd need to get the pistons notched.

    The seller says that is not required.
     

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