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Author Topic:   Vortec heads?
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 102
posted November 09, 2005 05:31 AM  
How good are Vortec heads? I see talk about them but haven' really paid much attention. What are their pros and cons? Good for big hp or not? Just curious....

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posted November 09, 2005 09:36 PM  
500 hp??

Limited Mod 57
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posted November 10, 2005 07:31 AM  
If you're rules state you can use aftermarket heads and you're looking to produce 500+hp, I would NOT recommend the Vortecs (personal experience).

Why? Lot's of work (as compared to aftermarket heads) to get preped them for 2.02 valves. If you use a stud gridle, you either have to modify the girdle for secuing the valve cover or use an adapter plate ($120 or more $s and they still tend to leak).

The next motor I build (flat top forged, h-beam, light weight crank, aliminum single-plane high rise intake, etc) will probably have Darts on it. From what I understand they're dang near a bolt on and go.

[This message has been edited by Limited Mod 57 (edited November 10, 2005).]

Dirt Forum Champ
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posted November 10, 2005 05:39 PM  
Thanks all. I was just wondering how the Vortecs stood up against the older camel backs and heads from back in the day.

Dirt Forum Racer

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posted November 12, 2005 06:10 AM  
keep in mind youwill need a different intake as well.

Double humps work good but for the cost to rebuild them, all the machining, etc...

You can buy a set of bare dart iron eagles. And have twice the head.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 40
posted November 12, 2005 06:14 AM  
and you can have 25 lbs more front end weight

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