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Hi Forum. 

Just bought my 72 mach 1 last weekend, but have owned about 18 mustangs of different years & levels of performance & coolness/crapiness.

I've always loved this body style. My first Mustang back in the early 90's was a 73 Coupe & I loved (wrecked) that car. So I was pretty excited about getting my first 71-73 since. 

Then I go out & promptly do this;

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Any advice on Cleveland head upgrades while I'm in it?

1972 Mach 1 Q Code 4 Speed

1966 Mustang Coupe 302/T5

2003 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG - Not Stock, Really Really Fast

2007 Ford Edge SEL AWD

2000 F350 Super Duty V10 Dually

I Buy, Sell & Finance Trucks, Vans, SUVs & Stupid Fast Cars

www.maxcarauto.com

 

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Welcome from The Netherlands and good luck with the car! Did you break that on your first drive?

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Welcome from Iowa.

73 Grande H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

 

- Jason

 

 

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Welcome from Oregon.

 

What you will need to do to the heads will really be determined with the rest of the engine and what your intended use is.

 

It sounds like you like fast cars. ::thumb::  I'm assuming you'll like to upgrade the performance. A larger cam will require more compression, which can be achieved with domed pistons or closed chamber heads. If you intend to use those heads hardened valve seats and one piece, single groove, valves will be necessary. Getting the heads machined for adjustable rockers is also a nice upgrade, and necessary for many cam choices. You can also get the Crane adjustable rocker conversion for mild to moderate cam upgrades. If you want to go with closed chamber heads, they are available from stock cast iron to aftermarket aluminum heads.

 

You'll find a lot of posts on this forum, and a lot of opinions, on head and engine performance upgrades. Enjoy...

 

 

“If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough.”

--Albert Einstein

 

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Welcome from TriCities WA.

-john

(jbojo)

351C 4V cc heads, 10.5 : 1 CR, 290 Herbert cam, Flat top forged pistons, forged connecting rods, Atomic efi,

C6 with Gear Vendor overdrive, 3.89 Tru Trac, Hooker Super Comp with 2 1/2" Pypes Exhaust.        

 

Some Mod pictures can be seen at: [button=http://www.7173mustangs.com/forum-garage?filterxt_uid=2026]Bojo's Garage[/button]

 

 

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Probably going to need more than head work if that valve head popped off. The pic is of a piston out of a 302 that my dad had loaned to someone. The timing chain jumped and the idiot loosened and turned the distributor trying to start and broke head of valve and put through the piston. Ruined head, block and all because he was stupid.

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David

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Hello and Welcome neighbor.

Looks like you have some work to do.

 

Bru

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Hello and Welcome.

 

Bummer.

 

I can honestly recommend the heads produced by Scott Cook. These are fast burn closed chamber heads that are designed to make gobs of power. I have a set of his heads and intake on my 351C and absolutely love it.

 

--Robert

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Welcome from The Netherlands and good luck with the car! Did you break that on your first drive?

 

thanks vinnie. i got about 5-6 drivs out of it.

1972 Mach 1 Q Code 4 Speed

1966 Mustang Coupe 302/T5

2003 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG - Not Stock, Really Really Fast

2007 Ford Edge SEL AWD

2000 F350 Super Duty V10 Dually

I Buy, Sell & Finance Trucks, Vans, SUVs & Stupid Fast Cars

www.maxcarauto.com

 

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Welcome from Oregon.

 

What you will need to do to the heads will really be determined with the rest of the engine and what your intended use is.

 

It sounds like you like fast cars. ::thumb::  I'm assuming you'll like to upgrade the performance. A larger cam will require more compression, which can be achieved with domed pistons or closed chamber heads. If you intend to use those heads hardened valve seats and one piece, single groove, valves will be necessary. Getting the heads machined for adjustable rockers is also a nice upgrade, and necessary for many cam choices. You can also get the Crane adjustable rocker conversion for mild to moderate cam upgrades. If you want to go with closed chamber heads, they are available from stock cast iron to aftermarket aluminum heads.

 

You'll find a lot of posts on this forum, and a lot of opinions, on head and engine performance upgrades. Enjoy...

 

my intention is to beat the snot out of it & have fun. mission accomplished haha

 

car has a comp 280/.530 so yea probably have to go adjustable past that. more is more.....

1972 Mach 1 Q Code 4 Speed

1966 Mustang Coupe 302/T5

2003 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG - Not Stock, Really Really Fast

2007 Ford Edge SEL AWD

2000 F350 Super Duty V10 Dually

I Buy, Sell & Finance Trucks, Vans, SUVs & Stupid Fast Cars

www.maxcarauto.com

 

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Probably going to need more than head work if that valve head popped off. The pic is of a piston out of a 302 that my dad had loaned to someone. The timing chain jumped and the idiot loosened and turned the distributor trying to start and broke head of valve and put through the piston. Ruined head, block and all because he was stupid.

DSC_2097.jpg

 

DSC_2099.jpg

 

you called it. pulled the rocker last night, tip came off with the keepers & retainer. & a pretzeled pushrod. not too optimistic about the rest of engine @ this point.

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1972 Mach 1 Q Code 4 Speed

1966 Mustang Coupe 302/T5

2003 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG - Not Stock, Really Really Fast

2007 Ford Edge SEL AWD

2000 F350 Super Duty V10 Dually

I Buy, Sell & Finance Trucks, Vans, SUVs & Stupid Fast Cars

www.maxcarauto.com

 

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