What's the best Aluminum head for a 460?

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What's the best Aluminum head for a 460?

Post  FordMudBogger15 on June 3rd 2013, 9:55 am

What's the best aluminum head to go with for best horsepower results , Kaase P-51 or Trick Flow, etc?

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Post  dfree383 on June 3rd 2013, 10:46 am

whats the use? How big of motor? how much money you willing to spend?

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Post  70FB on June 3rd 2013, 10:47 am

Check this out when you get the chance. Very informative.


http://www.429-460.com/t122-cylinder-head-info-gathered-by-djohagin

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Post  schmitty on June 3rd 2013, 11:14 am

The best bang for the buck is still a good set of A heads.

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Post  IDT-572 on June 3rd 2013, 12:00 pm

schmitty wrote:The best bang for the buck is still a good set of A heads.

$ PER HP.............. X2

Close second is a flat top out of the box P-51, 557 roller cam 14.5 :1 ported Victor or out of the box TFS Mafia. This may be an even better $ per hp deal. Easy 900 hp.

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Post  rmcomprandy on June 3rd 2013, 1:04 pm

schmitty wrote:The best bang for the buck is still a good set of A heads.

YEP ... that is for certain.
What vehicle is the engine going into...? In my opinion, The exhaust port placement will mean a lot and CAN be a drawback for $ spent but, the power level is usually worth it.

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Post  FordMudBogger15 on June 4th 2013, 12:54 pm

It'll be ran in a mud bog truck. I will probably go with a 557 setup and would like to get at least 750-800 horsepower out of this.

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Post  schmitty on June 4th 2013, 1:40 pm

That is an easily achieved goal. That kind of power goal could be reached with factory iron heads. A good set of Edelbrock CJ, or TFS Streets will make 800+ if ported properly. Out of the box A heads would get you past your goal, and ported ones would be even better.

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Post  FordMudBogger15 on June 4th 2013, 1:47 pm

So if I was gonna run A heads what would be the biggest port job I could go to? Like with the intake and exhaust cfm wise? Sorry if all my engine terms are off I'm young and still learning haha.

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Post  dfree383 on June 4th 2013, 1:53 pm

With a high end port job the A460's will make well over 1000hp on a properly prepped race engine.

What your budget look like? are you looking for something that you can drive too or is this something for racing only?

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Post  FordMudBogger15 on June 4th 2013, 1:57 pm

Between 10-15k, maybe more, but how much would guess it would take to build a 557 with A heads with all port work an such?

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Post  FordMudBogger15 on June 4th 2013, 2:00 pm

It would only be ran for racing not on the street.

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Post  dfree383 on June 4th 2013, 2:23 pm

a lot depends on the quality of parts you want. but you are in the ball park for a mid range A460 headed engine at the upper end of your guess.

Scat Rotating Assy, A460 Block, TFS heads with some work and SS Valves, Timing Chain, good wet sump oiling, Etc.

You start adding belt drives, Titanium valves, heavy port work, shaft rockers, high end lifters, High end cranks and Rods it will be well over your estimate.

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Post  FordMudBogger15 on June 4th 2013, 3:00 pm

I am planning on takin Trick Flows A460 tunnel ram an setting it up with an injection hat to run alcohol injection plus nitrous. You don't happen to know where I can find an adapter top plate to mount an injection hat on the tunnel ram do you?

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Post  schmitty on June 4th 2013, 4:01 pm

Why injected alky rather than a carb and race fuel?

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Post  FordMudBogger15 on June 4th 2013, 7:06 pm

Well personally a lot of racers are having success with it in mud racing and I've actually heard of better results in some cases.

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Post  460pulling on June 4th 2013, 8:57 pm

I'd check out Randy's site. He has a pretty sweet setup on complete a-headed engine. http://www.rmcompetition.com/ford-.html
Just a thought. And its well within your budget. Just my 2 cents

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Post  Barney on June 4th 2013, 10:02 pm

20k done right

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Post  bbf-falcon on June 4th 2013, 10:12 pm

Barney wrote:20k done right

X2. Unbelievable,how fast good parts and machine work and accessories prices add up. Rolling Eyes

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Post  dfree383 on June 4th 2013, 10:33 pm

FordMudBogger15 wrote:I am planning on takin Trick Flows A460 tunnel ram an setting it up with an injection hat to run alcohol injection plus nitrous. You don't happen to know where I can find an adapter top plate to mount an injection hat on the tunnel ram do you?

I believe enderly makes something.

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Post  cool40 on June 4th 2013, 11:17 pm

FordMudBogger15 wrote:I am planning on takin Trick Flows A460 tunnel ram an setting it up with an injection hat to run alcohol injection plus nitrous. You don't happen to know where I can find an adapter top plate to mount an injection hat on the tunnel ram do you?
i made mine for the tfs and anderle hat.all you need is a 1/2" aluminum plate. Very Happy

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Post  rmcomprandy on June 5th 2013, 10:24 am

460pulling wrote:I'd check out Randy's site. He has a pretty sweet setup on complete a-headed engine. http://www.rmcompetition.com/ford-.html
Just a thought. And its well within your budget. Just my 2 cents

That is an older, out of date, link. (refresh your bookmark)
That 535 engine has been slightly changed and also is still with Out of the Box, 10 bolt heads.
Options add up quick...!

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Post  Curt on June 6th 2013, 11:27 pm

You can get 1400-1500 hp out of these.


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Post  466cj on June 7th 2013, 1:15 am

Pretty... will they work on my 370 dump truck short block?

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Post  Curt on June 8th 2013, 12:31 am

466cj wrote:Pretty... will they work on my 370 dump truck short block?

It will be a little more than a "file fit"!


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