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Author Topic:   Can someone help me with these heads casting numbers?
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 9
posted January 19, 2002 11:49 PM
I have an old set of double hump heads. I really don't know much about them, so I figured I'd ask around ! Anyways the casting numbers by the valves are 3782461. Although on one head under that number it had D245 and on the other head it had A196, dunno if those numbers matter. Thanks alot.

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 310
posted January 19, 2002 11:51 PM
closed chamber good HP check for cracks before putting a lt of money in them Great for streetwith good springs valves and valve job

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 9
posted January 19, 2002 11:59 PM
My Dad has had them for a long time just never used them. He had them checked for cracks already . I have to run a stock head on my Street Stock I am building, so I figured I would use them since I have all the hardware off the Bowtie heads that came off his old car (valves, springs, studs, etc.). Thanks for the input. Plus I have to run a cam with no more than .525" lift .

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 140
posted January 20, 2002 10:28 AM
I agree with Flatlander.Here is some additional info,according to my casting number book, they were made from 1960-66.Originaly installed on 283's and 327's.62.1 cc chambers.....I believe they are considered to be some of the better stock heads.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 36
posted January 20, 2002 11:47 AM
those other numbers are castig dates , A being january D being april and the 19 is the day and the 5 or 6 is the year 65-66

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 9
posted January 20, 2002 11:51 AM
Thanks for the help guys.

79 Nova Street Stock project
73 Camaro Hot Stock
I have more projects than sense!

Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 97
posted January 20, 2002 05:22 PM
Hey Hrace,

I believe these heads have a 64cc combustion camber which is alot better than the smog heads. Only problem with these heads is that they don't have any accessory mounting holes on the front of the head. For your power steering or alternator etc. But this can be overcome. 34Racing

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