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two89w
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From: sydney australia
Registered: Sep 2002

posted 01-14-2003 03:22 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for two89w   Click Here to Email two89w     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
would i be better of using afr 185's or 205's on my 347?

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Mpcoluv
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From: Charlotte NC usa
Registered: Apr 2001

posted 01-14-2003 06:19 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Mpcoluv   Click Here to Email Mpcoluv     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I seem to recall that your 347 is a street/strip motor....
The 185s would get my vote.
Great head.
The 205cc heads would probably hurt low end and midrange.
Alex can sell you a set also.....

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Stang72
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From: Arkel,Zuid-Holland,Holland
Registered: Jan 2003

posted 01-14-2003 07:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Stang72   Click Here to Email Stang72     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It seems i'm missing somthing here.... i see a lot of AFR- heads being used on Ford's , but i don't see them at any internetstore/site...

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68DARKHORSE
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From: Austin, Tx
Registered: Aug 2002

posted 01-14-2003 10:00 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68DARKHORSE   Click Here to Email 68DARKHORSE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
www.dhcperformance.com

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bifs66
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From: Maryland
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posted 01-14-2003 05:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bifs66   Click Here to Email bifs66     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I've got AFR 185s on the 342" (5.0 based) stroker in the Fastback. The car is set up for the street, basically concours with bolt-on performance parts. Traction bars are the only drag-racing specific part. The engine seems very powerful with little traction in the lower gears (toploader) and lots of top end. A trip to the track produced 111 mph at 13.2 on street radial tires and no special tuning. The 185s would seem like a good match for your 347.

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Bernie Frank
66 Fastback restomod project
85 GT (preserved)
82 GT (original)

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bluestreek
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From: Athens,GA
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 01-14-2003 06:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek   Click Here to Email bluestreek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The 205 would be a great head as long as you plan on running it from 3000-8000 rpms all the time with large open exhaust. Otherwise the 185 should provide plenty of flow to 7000 rpms.

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1966 Mustang Coupe: Custom glass hood and BIG scoop sits atop a 289 stroked to 331 c.i., Steel crank and girdle, 5.4 H-beams, Forged slugs, ported TFS alum. heads, ported Stealth 8020 intake, CompCams Xtreme Solid Roller, Holley 750 HP, long tubes, 4speed, 9" 3.50 posi, BFG Drag radials..

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Warhorse
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From: Greenwood,SC
Registered: Dec 2002

posted 01-15-2003 10:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Warhorse   Click Here to Email Warhorse     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On the AFR 185's how much lift will the valve springs hold up to. I am looking at getting some for the 65 just wandering if the .592 lift on my cam would be to much for them. Also would I have valve to piston clearence problems with the 12.5:1 pop ups on the 185's?

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65 mustang
drag car, 302, Elderbrok torker intake, Holley 650 double pumper, Comp cams .592 lift, 289 heads w/ 351 valves, longtube headers, narrowed 9 in. rearend w/ 5.86 gear, 31 spline axles, c-4 w/ Hurst shifter, ladder bar suspension, 31x13x15 slicks, 6 point cage

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bluestreek
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From: Athens,GA
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 01-16-2003 12:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for bluestreek   Click Here to Email bluestreek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don't know about the pop-ups, but I know that they come with choice of 58cc or 61cc chambers and the stock springs are good for up to .550 lift roller cam. They do offer an upgrade spring for larger cams.

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1966 Mustang Coupe: Custom glass hood and BIG scoop sits atop a 289 stroked to 331 c.i., Steel crank and girdle, 5.4 H-beams, Forged slugs, ported TFS alum. heads, ported Stealth 8020 intake, CompCams Xtreme Solid Roller, Holley 750 HP, long tubes, 4speed, 9" 3.50 posi, BFG Drag radials..

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