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Post  Dwoodside on April 20th 2014, 10:01 am

Iam looking to go with a nice set of A-460 heads for my build. I know there are many companies out there like BES, Kasse, etc. just wanted some input from some of you guys. Thanks

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Post  rmcomprandy on April 20th 2014, 10:14 am

Dwoodside wrote:Iam looking to go with a nice set of A-460 heads for my build. I know there are many companies out there like BES, Kasse, etc. just wanted some input from some of you guys. Thanks

There are only THREE companies who have manufactured "A" heads; TFS or EX514 or IDT.

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Post  schmitty on April 20th 2014, 10:53 am

Best is a subjective term also. Best for a street/strip, best for a pulling engine, and best for an all out N2O deal can all be different. Engine size can also be a factor. List up your goals and what you want it to do.
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Post  Dwoodside on April 20th 2014, 11:01 am

What I meant were companies that flowed and sold the heads. Well going to be running a heads up class with nitrous and 521 with filled 4 bolt main Cj block. I know Iam limited on the stock block but will be upgrading soon. Just trying to get my combo together and going.

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Post  schmitty on April 20th 2014, 11:07 am

http://www.429-460.com/t20497-a460-motor-1150-hp-been-711-at-195 here is one heck of a deal and would serve you well for what you need to do
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Post  Wheelie58 on April 20th 2014, 12:42 pm

Depending on the RPM range you want to run in, and your budget, you have choices for sure.
The out of the box Trick Flow 18 bolt CNC heads will be a darned good choice for overall power per buck. They now have a factory titanium intake valve option that would be nice.
If the budget is a little looser, and you want more flow..
Take a look at my Interceptor port program on this post:
http://www.429-460.com/t16558-keith-fulp-s-618-a-head-interceptor
I didn't really intend to sell them, but set #7 is in the works.
I typically use a 2.5" or larger intake valve on a big bore, so the stock block would require a smaller valve.
Best results to date on a small inch engine had an Eliminator block with a Big bore and a very short stroke, for a mid 530" displacement. It made approximately 1150 + with a cast single intake on gas.
It was a double throw down mill with lots of cool parts.

I would lean toward the Trick Flow factory CNC for the best bang for the buck on your OE block.
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Post  cool40 on April 20th 2014, 1:02 pm

The tfs head is good out of the box for the $$.IMO with that cid you can go far with some hand porting and a 2.350 valve.the 903a+ eliminator head will move a bunch of air too but have 2.5 valve.
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Post  Wheelie58 on April 20th 2014, 1:15 pm

....and just to add to my input...Phillip Oakley, Charlie Evans, Randy Malik and several other shops on this forum also have killer A460 programs.
Just get on the phone and talk with these guys about their deals.
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Post  dfree383 on April 20th 2014, 11:03 pm

You're not going to fit the big time A460 stuff on the small bore. Might be best to consider selling the CJ block and getting into an A460 Block
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Post  powerstrokeace on April 21st 2014, 11:10 am

CHARLIE HAD A KILLER SET OF "A" HEAD FOR SALE A WHILE AGO WITH INTAKE AS WELL. THEY WERE FOR A NO2 DEAL AS WELL. THE ORIGINAL BUYER DEAL FEEL THROUGH AFTER THE HEADS WERE ALL READY STARTED

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Post  bbf-falcon on April 22nd 2014, 12:48 pm

Like has been stated,bore will have a big factor when choosing your Ahead. The bore will limit your flow because of int.valve size.(shrouding)

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Post  Dwoodside on April 22nd 2014, 6:47 pm

Charlie who?

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Post  Lem Evans on April 22nd 2014, 7:01 pm

What size bore are you thinking?

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Post  Wheelie58 on April 22nd 2014, 7:17 pm

Dwoodside wrote:Charlie who?
Charlie Evans....on this forum.
The Godfather of the BBF underground mafia and guru of horsepower.
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Post  Dwoodside on April 22nd 2014, 9:35 pm

Lem Evans wrote:What size bore are you thinking?
I currently have 4.400 (501)

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Post  Dwoodside on April 22nd 2014, 9:39 pm

I know it's going to be tough trying to make a lot of power with the 501. Trying to figure out the best route to for now as far as a good head for later down the road when I can afford to up the size but have a good platform to work with.

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Post  DanH on April 23rd 2014, 2:29 am

Dwoodside wrote:I know it's going to be tough trying to make a lot of power with the 501. Trying to figure out the best route to for now as far as a good head for later down the road when I can afford to up the size but have a good platform to work with.
"when I can afford to" that say's where your at now.

"for now" stay with what you got. the top end plus the valve train plus pistons is what takes the most money.

start filling the piggy bank

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Post  Dwoodside on April 23rd 2014, 6:52 am

I can "afford" to buy the top end, valve train and pistons. I came here asking opinions on the best place to purchase a A-head for what I currently have.

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Post  larry552 on April 23rd 2014, 9:56 am

I brought a set from Keith Szabo the new 18 bolt 83cc 340cc version from TFS for my new combo. But any of the guys mentioned before will be a good choice.
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Post  bbf-falcon on April 23rd 2014, 11:07 am

Dwoodside wrote:I can "afford" to buy the top end, valve train and pistons. I came here asking opinions on the best place to purchase a A-head for what I currently have.

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Post  DanH on April 24th 2014, 10:36 am

Dwoodside wrote:I can "afford" to buy the top end, valve train and pistons. I came here asking opinions on the best place to purchase a A-head for what I currently have.

like said on other post, bore size will limit the valve dia. .

why not wait till you can buy an Eliminator or A460 block? you then save the cost of upgrading the heads- to the level you want.

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