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Mpcoluv
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posted 01-11-2002 08:27 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The new Summit catalog lists a "new and improved" version of the Street heat or "High port" heads.
Bare for $850 or so.
Are these heads still worthwhile?
Or are the newer heads a better choice?

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Rustang
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posted 01-12-2002 05:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Rustang   Click Here to Email Rustang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I never understood why they quit making the street heats in the first place. I don't think they require special pistons or valvetrain, and accept any intake. The only problem might be getting headers to fit the hi-ports. These heads are still highly sought after by the 5.0 racers, and in the magazines I've seen these heads on everything from mild, close-to-stock combos, mid-9 second NA 3000# cars, and I believe there is still a competitive Pro 5.0 car running these heads into the 7's!

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Mpcoluv
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posted 01-14-2002 12:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by Rustang:
I never understood why they quit making the street heats in the first place. I don't think they require special pistons or valvetrain, and accept any intake. The only problem might be getting headers to fit the hi-ports. These heads are still highly sought after by the 5.0 racers, and in the magazines I've seen these heads on everything from mild, close-to-stock combos, mid-9 second NA 3000# cars, and I believe there is still a competitive Pro 5.0 car running these heads into the 7's!


So they are better than the Twisted Wedge versions? Their exhaust port looks like much higher than the TW/AFR/Canfield heads.
Do standard headers fit?

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JAAZZY
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posted 01-14-2002 12:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JAAZZY     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It depends on the header clearance you have now. I have the original Street Heat heads and the ports are about 1/2" higher. Often 351W swap header fit with minor tweaks.

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Originally posted by Mpcoluv:
So they are better than the Twisted Wedge versions? Their exhaust port looks like much higher than the TW/AFR/Canfield heads.
Do standard headers fit?


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