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Old 09-16-2012, 07:52 PM   #1
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What is the difference in cylinder heads?

Ok a long time ago I was trying to figure out why the spark plugs that I pulled out of my 89 5.0 were way different than the ones advance autoparts gave me. I figured out the motor is 87 HO 5.0 and when i was dinking around on summits racing it asked for the engine class and one was small block windsor and the other was Ford boss. Could a difference in the engine class mean the difference in the plugs from my car and what the parts store gave me back then?
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The head from 87-95 were the same, E7s. The heads on your car are not E7s.
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I WISH I could figure out what they are. I am pretty sure the plugs I have in it are longer than the stock ones and I've had valve covers off before and didn't find any special markings beside a Ford stamp.
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E6 heads have longer plugs. You hope you don't have those.

But gt40 heads also have longer plugs. They have identifying marks on the front and back. These are a very popular swap. You can find the proper identifying information in the useful stickies thread.
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Where at In those threads there is a lot of info there.
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It has its own post. Very easy to find. I wanna say post 12 or 13. Posted by slowstang.
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I found the pics. Do you think those are the rear or front of the cylinder heads?
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I have edelbrok victor jr heads on mine and the stamp is on the front of te head. There should be a part number there as well
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I found the pics. Do you think those are the rear or front of the cylinder heads?
I believe they are in front.
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Re: difference in cylinder heads?

The "front" of a cylinder head is usually where all markings are on any head, BUT remember the "front" of one head will be facing the front of the car and one will be facing the rear.
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Great thank you
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So out of curiosity if they are gt 40 or gt 40 p heads what kind of power gain would that motor have over a stock 5.0. I also have a cold air on it currently as well.
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So out of curiosity if they are gt 40 or gt 40 p heads what kind of power gain would that motor have over a stock 5.0. I also have a cold air on it currently as well.
Not a lot, maybe 20-30 HP is what I have seen mentioned.
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