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jkilroy
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From: Vicksburg, MS
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posted 09-13-2001 12:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jkilroy   Click Here to Email jkilroy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
What up guys and gals? For all of those interested in BBF parts go check out these heads that look a *lot* like the old A460 TFS parts.

http://flowtechnologies.net/EXM%20514.htm

I have emailed asking for more information and will share as soon as I get it.

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Jay Kilroy
68' Fastback GT 390
"No such thing as a cam thats too big"

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SG236
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posted 09-13-2001 01:29 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SG236   Click Here to Email SG236     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I like the stage III deal. Bet my ol 513" would haul with those!

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Russ Hood
70s Maverick S/Pro
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Butch Jennings
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posted 09-15-2001 01:49 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Butch Jennings   Click Here to Email Butch Jennings     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote

I was at the track last night and was talking to a guy who said he just bought a pair of these. He told me the guy at Flowtechnologies said that it is the same as the old A-460 head....he paid $1800 for a bare set.

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Butch
460 powered 1967 Comet Cyclone
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jkilroy
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posted 09-15-2001 04:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jkilroy   Click Here to Email jkilroy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
$1800 bare seems a bit steep, seeing that blue thunders are several hundred less in the same state. Granted these will out flow the BT's by a good margin, but they will also require custom headers and manifold.

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Jay Kilroy
68' Fastback GT 390
"No such thing as a cam thats too big"

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TomP
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posted 09-16-2001 11:52 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP   Click Here to Email TomP     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
those heads look more like the C460's than A460's

If you are trying to fit these into a car with shock towers that had stock heads the header flange pattern is the least of your worries, the engine becomes about 2" wider at the exhaust ports.

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n2oMike
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From: Spencer, WV
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posted 09-17-2001 12:18 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TomP:
those heads look more like the C460's than A460's
If you are trying to fit these into a car with shock towers that had stock heads the header flange pattern is the least of your worries, the engine becomes about 2" wider at the exhaust ports.

Should have known the header builder guy would sniff this out...

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Mike Burch
66 mustang real street
302 4-speed 289 heads
10.63 @ 129.3
http://www.geocities.com/motorcitymustang/cmml/cmml_mburch.html
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Butch Jennings
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posted 09-17-2001 10:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Butch Jennings   Click Here to Email Butch Jennings     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TomP:
those heads look more like the C460's than A460's

If you are trying to fit these into a car with shock towers that had stock heads the header flange pattern is the least of your worries, the engine becomes about 2" wider at the exhaust ports.



Tom,

The fact that these heads use stock type stud rockers and a stock valve cover make them more similar to an "A" head...."C" heads require Jesel or T&D's and a fabricated valve cover. Headers and intakes make either head a pain in the [email protected]@....no chance of using either one with the shock towers intact. I doubt I could get a chevy port Blue Thunder in my car with the tower there either.

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Butch
460 powered 1967 Comet Cyclone
10.271 @ 130.069
Butcher's Home Page
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jkilroy
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posted 09-19-2001 07:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jkilroy   Click Here to Email jkilroy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So I talked to the guys that make these babies. Seems they got tired of waiting for TFS to make a new A460 batch so they made there own. It will bolt in place of a A460 but the chambers are different, more like the C's, and the ports, while in the same location, have some minor improvements.

For all that are interested they are running a 'special' right now. $2900 will get you a complete pair, with 2.35 intakes, 1.88 exhaust, studs and springs, along with a stage one CNC port, bowl blend, and chamber polish.

They are also doing there own intake for these heads that they claim gave them an instant 40hp on a A460 motor on a dyno. They are also building a 520 test mule for the combo.

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Jay Kilroy
68' Fastback GT 390
"No such thing as a cam thats too big"

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Gary
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posted 09-20-2001 02:38 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Gary   Click Here to Email Gary     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ahh, well they can give me a set-up and id be glad to use my 528 as a test mule

As long as I can keep-em..lol

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Ryan Wilke
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From: Stanton, Michigan 49707
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posted 09-20-2001 05:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke   Click Here to Email Ryan Wilke     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So Jay:
Are you planning on breaking the piggy-bank to get yourself a pair of those babies? I'd bet they'd look good shinin' out from under your '68's hood! Shoot; It's ONLY Money!

Ryan

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jkilroy
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From: Vicksburg, MS
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posted 09-20-2001 05:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jkilroy   Click Here to Email jkilroy     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well there are a few problems,

1. They are expensive.
2. The shock towers would have to go.
3. Three the headers would have to be custom.
4. The economy is in the ****ter.

But, allowing for all of that, I will probably pick up a set, but it might be a year or more I can get them in the car.

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Jay Kilroy
68' Fastback GT 390
"No such thing as a cam thats too big"

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