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Old 04-13-2012, 03:03 PM   #1
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Well in my first thread i was going to build the top end of my 302 and was very appreciative of all of you that helped me out.However my wifes grandfather had all this sitting in his garage in ohio and never told me!!! So i traded him a grand maquis and he gave me the parts..now if you all wouldnt mind telling me what i should do from here. I have a 351 w block, procomp heads, eldebrock air gap intake ,4.30 gears , traction bars,750 holly ,msd 6al and few others like valve covers ect. Should i go 393 408? And if so any recomended stroker kits
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All of that is junk.. You would be far better off with the 302. If you want I can give you my shipping address and I'll get rid of that for you.

Haha but seriously man, that's awesome! I don't have any experience with that kind of thing, but it seems 408 is the more popular size. Keep us posted!
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Re: got lucky

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Lmao @needsomemods . Yeah you and trojan are right just wabted to make sure . Any one know about thease procomp heads? What stroker kit would be best or sgould it not be a kit everything custom?also havent heard to many people running 4.30 gears whats the take on that?
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Lmao @needsomemods . Yeah you and trojan are right just wabted to make sure . Any one know about thease procomp heads? What stroker kit would be best or sgould it not be a kit everything custom?also havent heard to many people running 4.30 gears whats the take on that?
The ProComp heads are a cheaper aluminum head, but I have a cousin who runs them on a Chevy and he hasn't had any issues with his.
You need to determine what size (runners) they are.
For a 408 ci the 185 or 205 would probably work best.


The 4.30's will give you some awesome acceleration, but they will cost you a few MPG in fuel. If that doesn't bother you, then put them in there and enjoy.
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408, just might aswell max out the block, not like you can really machine it again if needed. An maximizes performancw
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True might as well max it out . guess wanst all that lucky if they r cheap heads they look beautiful that sucks but anything thats brand new in the box usually does lol. Im not sure what size the runners are how can i figure that out. Sounds like its time for maximus fabricatius input
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You could get the part number off the box and go to their website/call to find that info right?
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Yeah i can try that
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The ProComp heads are a cheaper aluminum head, but I have a cousin who runs them on a Chevy and he hasn't had any issues with his.
You need to determine what size (runners) they are.
For a 408 ci the 185 or 205 would probably work best.

The 4.30's will give you some awesome acceleration, but they will cost you a few MPG in fuel. If that doesn't bother you, then put them in there and enjoy.
I agree with you on the 4.30s I have them in my car and they're great on acceleration but they don't like the hyway too much.
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Well my top crusing speed is usually 55 in my area dont plan to go on hwy but yeah as with any gear when your wot your gonna blow threw fuel but what about @ 55? With the 4.30. I dont drive it every day its just a toy so im not too concerned about the fuel so much but i dont want to quiver if i do happen to want to take it 30-50 miles from home
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No you'll be fine, the 4.30s are a very streetable, they just run higher rpms on the highway and make the car a bit thirsty that's all
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i would look at numbers on the head.they should be there some where. then give them a google search.i agree 185-205 should be good.i have heard some bad stories of the procomp heads.but mostly the components that come with them.not the actuall heads them selves.it may be a good idea to upgrade the valve springs in them if you plan on revving real high.

4.30 is alot of gear.if you want to stick with that you better throw some big meats on the back otherwise your current tires may not be happy with you. but all in all i think you did good.
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Ok finally got the time to search and it came back as pc3038 and says they r 210cc any thoughts? I have read up on them the only positive is if i take them and have them machined with the block is the only thing i can think to do i mean damn i just about got them for free
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why do you need to get them machined? 210 is plenty big.maybe even a little oversized.obviously there are better heads out there.but if you got a great deal on them i would use them.
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Wel alot ive read was that the dont cone ported properly?..look fine to me and also yeah valves and springs but if its not nessasary i agree with you.and yeah 210cc shoukd be breathing nicely
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Maybe you could get the parts information for the hardware.either from the parts list if you have it.or contanct the manufacture.then do a little research on the parts that come with them to see if you think the stuff will be ok, so you know if its not necessary to upgrade the hardware.
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Re: got lucky

I think most of the issues people have with these heads is that they do not come properly prepared and if bought assembled, the valves, springs, etc., are of low quality.

If you ever plan on forced induction you may want to have them (and the block deck) milled to the proper surface finish and they could probably use some minor porting and polishing work.
Have the valvetrain components checked out by an expert to see if they are of good quality before you install them.
A dropped valve or collapsed spring could ruin your new engine.
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