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SG236
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From: Jasper, TN, USA
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posted 07-09-2001 09:43 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SG236   Click Here to Email SG236     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have acquired the above mentioned heads and gonna have Stainless steel valves inserted with all the necessary's. Intake and exhaust ports have been gasket matched. Is there any real additional work that is critical to these heads?

I'm gonna have the stock crank and rods, spin it about 5800. I plan on using pop-up JE lightweight pistons and deck the block for about 12-1 compression ration. Ol car 2300 lb tube chassis should run decent in the 1/8.

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Russ Hood
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Big Block Capri
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From: Essex, Ontario, Canada
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posted 07-09-2001 11:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big Block Capri   Click Here to Email Big Block Capri     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Russ,
There's a big hump on the roof of the exhaust port by the valve. Whack it out. It makes a lot of difference. Other than that just smooth things out nicely and you should be happy with them. We've run them since 1995 and use the 2.25 and 1.90 valves. Don't ask me what they flow because I have no idea. I do know that after we did the exhaust ports a couple of years ago, it picked the car up ALOT!

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Paul Garant
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SG236
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posted 07-09-2001 11:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SG236   Click Here to Email SG236     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Paul,

Thanks I'll get it done asap! What is your combination and how does it run?


Thanks

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Russ Hood
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Mike_R
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posted 07-09-2001 12:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mike_R   Click Here to Email Mike_R     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Russ, the hump that Paul mentioned is probably the major and most recognizable obstruction in those heads. There are ALOT of other things you can do to improve them. It all depends on how much time and patience you have. Some of things I'm thinking of are smoothing out the valve bowls below the valves, reducing the thick head bolt bosses on the sides of the ports (both intake and exhaust) and reducing the valve guides on the exhaust side. The list goes on and on but so does the time you have to invest. I spent probably 100 hours on my D0OE-R heads recently. I've ported the D0VE's before too and they are pretty similar. My D0OE-R heads flowed 280/148 stock and 375/211 after I ported them.

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Big Block Capri
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posted 07-09-2001 12:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big Block Capri   Click Here to Email Big Block Capri     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
We run a .030 over 460 with stock crank and rods with flat top Wisecos, the DOVE-Cs and a Stealth intake with a 800 Holley. We use a .640 lift solid Comp cam in at 2 advanced. The car weighs about 2600# and ran 6.60 at 103 in the 1/8 in the spring. It's run 10.466 at 130 in the quarter, but that was also in the spring. We run a 4.56 with a 32 in. tire and shift it at 5800 but it pulls about 6400 thru the traps. As long as you don't spin it to the moon the combination should last a long time. We've got WELL over 1000 passes on the bottom end and haven't had any trouble at all. Routine maintenance and understanding that the rods are the weak link in the combination will go a long way towards keeping everything together.

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Paul Garant
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SG236
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posted 07-09-2001 01:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SG236   Click Here to Email SG236     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Mike,

I'm gonna do some of the things you've mentioned. Time and patience on that kind of stuff goes a long way.


Paul - I'm gonna run a combination similiar to yours. After spending a lot of $$$ on the cleveland stoker motor my desire to get in the 5 second zone has decreased. I think at 600 above sea level my ol car should run in th 6.40s range.

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Russ Hood
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Big Block Capri
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posted 07-09-2001 02:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big Block Capri   Click Here to Email Big Block Capri     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You should be able to run at least 6.40s with a similar combination in your car. Our track is 642 feet above sea level and you are more than 200 lbs lighter. Plus you're building the car for 1/8. Ours is set up for the 1/4 so the 1/8 numbers are a reference point for us. We're only running a 3600 converter so it's pretty tight and makes for big mph. If you run one of the converters that you mentioned in your other post, I wouldn't rule out .20s or .30s

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