I want to put aluminum heads on my 69 383 roadrunner. I want to continue using pump gas. This car will continue to be an anytime driver. Right now, I'm leaning toward an Edelbrock set up with torquer 2 intake and 650 carb. Anyone have any better ideas?Bearing in mind I want to continue driving this anywhere anytime.
Sounds great, do it.
Are you thinking about the Edelbrock Performer RPM Heads. In my book it shows these 2 cylinder heads for your daily driver....P/N EDE60189 210cc intake runner volume. (88cc) combustion chamber.(GO WITH THESE)!P/N EDE60929 210cc intake runner volume. (84cc) combustion chamber. (Don't use) There are (2) different combustion chamber sizes. (88cc) and (84cc). Both have 210cc intake runner. 15* valve angle, Intake valve size 2.140 exhaust valve size is 1.810, and have valve springs to handle up to .600 lift.and have angle plugs. They are both nice heads. Bronze guides, ductile iron valve seats, Stainless steel Valves... Either way you go, use ARP head bolts, and follow their torque procedure. Either use Fel-Pro or Cometic head gaskets. If you can find a Robert Shaw 180* thermostat or use a high flow thermostat. You can modify the outer edge of the thermostat, by drilling 1/32" holes in 6 to 8 points in the outer edge. This will allow the coolant to start circulating as soon as the engine is started. Gets the air out of the system quicker too. Just my 2 cents,I have had good luck using either. Bob
Yea that should really wake up that engine. The smaller chamber size compared to the 906 heads it prob has on it, plus improved quench distance, as well as more airflow will make that thing roar! Good luck!
The Edelbrock RPM heads are a good upgrade, just make sure your exhaust will work with the angled sparkplugs.