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Post  IDT-572 on August 23rd 2017, 6:12 pm

I have posted this before somewhere on here, I have been involved in (3) 4.440 x 4.500 flat top, zero decked, solid roller engines.

With an out of the box P-51 heads, ported Victor intake, Q-16 fuel 1250 Quick fuel, one inch 4 hole to open Jomar spacer, 2.250 to 2.375 stepped 28 inch header with a 4.5 inch collector.

All three engines built exactly the same all made within 5 hp of each other, 900-905 hp @ 6900 rpm.

Fairly simple builds, nothing exotic about them.
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Re: AFR BBF Head

Post  Hardy on August 23rd 2017, 8:37 pm

IDT-572 wrote:I have posted this before somewhere on here, I have been involved in (3) 4.440 x 4.500 flat top, zero decked, solid roller engines.

With an out of the box P-51 heads, ported Victor intake, Q-16 fuel 1250 Quick fuel, one inch 4 hole to open Jomar spacer, 2.250 to 2.375 stepped 28 inch header with a 4.5 inch collector.  

All three engines built exactly the same all made within 5 hp of each other, 900-905 hp @ 6900 rpm.

Fairly simple builds, nothing exotic about them.  

at the price they go for that is pretty awesome for out of the box in my opinion.

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Post  maverick on August 24th 2017, 9:44 am

wayney wrote:one of the problems with the A460 heads is they are a tight fit in a lot of factory ford chassis. Then headers and spark plug changes are a pain in the a** .

wayne

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wayney wrote:one of the problems with the A460 heads is they are a tight fit in a lot of factory ford chassis. Then headers and spark plug changes are a pain in the a** .

wayne


in the early 90s  I  Built , and installed a C460 HEADED 514CI ON A STOCK 10.300 deck block In a 1973 mustang, with no shock tower mod's

changin plugs was a pain

I did a '69 Mach1/514 deal with stock towers years ago. Access to plugs was enough of a pita that we used a hole saw through the aprons and towers to reduce the use of dirty words. We filled the holes with plastic body plugs. After that, it was a simple matter of taking off the front wheels and popping out the plastic plugs in order to do the job without hyper-extending my vocabulary. Rolling Eyes
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Re: AFR BBF Head

Post  hbstang on September 5th 2017, 9:06 pm

Carl wrote:
68galaxie wrote:Interesting "truthful" dyno testing.

The camshaft was very similar to the one used in the test Kaase did (comparing P51 to hemi).
In that test with a 521 cu inch platform Kaase gets 801 HP at 6700 rpm. (273/280 @ 0.050" 0.791" on 109 LSA  10:1 CR)

The AFR test shows a 521 engine with P51 heads just touched 700 hp. (275/285 @ 0.050 0.780" on 110 LSA 10:1 CR)
What gives?

The P51 seems 100 HP down from the Kaase test to the AFR test.

I find it hard to beliece a 521 with P51 heads and a resaonably large solid roller camshaft would only touch 700 HP.
Someone is full of something here.

Just my humble opinion.
Who am I to argue with AFR published test data?
But something smells fishy


This is why you can't race dynos.  Different conditions, different correction factors, etc.

At the end of the day, the AFR test was done on the same dyno, on the same engine, by the same dyno operator, under the same conditions.  If you think Westech Performance and Steve Brule are going to jeopardize their hard earned reputation by allowing somebody to perform a bogus test and publish it with their name on it....well, maybe you've had a little too much Kool-aid.














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hmmmmm
looking at that dyno chart makes me wonder why 3 heads all have a flat spot and drop off  in about the same rpm range,and the afr heads have a nearly perfect arc?
could it be they used a stock out of the box unported or port match Victor on those there heads,and there own afr intake on the afr heads?
those 3 heads  would all benefit from at least a port match at this hp level.I am sure that pro builders would ask that question before taken there test as fair.ask if they used the same Victor on all 5 head test.
I would like to know.all of those heads are high quality products,and have proven themselfs for years.
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Post  ED468 on September 28th 2017, 10:13 am

I'm more Interested in track performance. I'm no expert but have seen great increase in bowl ported SCJ and picked up I beleive 40 cfm at like .450-500 and a 60cfm gain before stock head fell off and wasn't going to compare no more. Anyway picked up a easy 75 HP without touching port or cross section. My main goal was to get air speed up. That said and seeing what probe read before and after I would have to Go with AFR with the smaller cross section and comparable flow. Building a huge motor wouldn't matter as much. Dynos don't seem to factor in how the motor will cause converter to react., specially foot braking. That SCJ motor made tons more torque and picked up 4 tenths down to 5.80s.  All the tracks within a hr. are 1/8 mile where torque is King. Would love to see results from a probe and airspeed FPS.  Or atleast compare Min. cross section of both heads. I believe after testing the SCJ ,I know the P51 head will have a big MCS. Be nice if someone measured and figured average air speed on for Both andc posted and see what PipeMax says For a 514-557 engine.


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Re: AFR BBF Head

Post  68galaxie on September 28th 2017, 10:53 am

Great idea ED468.

Lets start with a set of A429 heads ported - 395 CFM @ 0.800"
MCA measured at 3.7 square inches. Minimum was about 1" into port. If I had to do these over again I would fill the floor and reduce CSA which would bring up airspeed in the port itself, and one would be able to get a decent taper into the victor intake with a smaller exit CSA. A filled port (clay filled bottom) was tested and there was very little impact on flow numbers.
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Re: AFR BBF Head

Post  Scott Foxwell on September 28th 2017, 11:52 am

68galaxie wrote:Great idea ED468.

Lets start with a set of A429 heads ported - 395 CFM @ 0.800"
MCA measured at 3.7 square inches. Minimum was about 1" into port. If I had to do these over again I would fill the floor and reduce CSA which would bring up airspeed in the port itself, and one would be able to get a decent taper into the victor intake with a smaller exit CSA. A filled port (clay filled bottom) was tested and there was very little impact on flow numbers.
That is a HUGE cross section for anything under 600ci, especially only making peak in the 6500 range. For instance; a 4.44 x 4.50 engine making peak @ 6500 only needs 2.94 sq in min, but needs 3.39 sq in valve throat which is a 2.3" valve @ 91.5%. A 4.6 x 4.5 engine at the same 6500 peak only needs 3.16 min but needs 3.64 sq in valve throat which is a 2.39 valve @ ~91%. Move that engine to 7000rpm peak and the cross section goes to 3.4 but now the valve wants to be 3.9 sq in which is a 2.46 valve @ 91.5% (or a slightly smaller valve at a larger throat percentage). This is all based on having a minimum restriction in the port.
You can see the minimum doesn't grow near at the rate the valve area does. These numbers all give me the exact same velocity through the min and same velocity through the valve throat. If what you're calling the minimum in these ports is 3.7 sq in, and they have much less than a 2.40 valve, then the valve is the minimum...there is no minimum in the port. When the valve is the minimum in the port, I still use my same area calculations for valve area. This might give you an idea how valve limited some of these engines
really are.

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Re: AFR BBF Head

Post  68galaxie on September 28th 2017, 12:38 pm

I agree the CSA is too big - as many BBF head offerings are at 500 ci inch and less.
This is still smaller than the iron 429 CJ heads they were designed to replace.
One also must not look at theoretical min CSA numbers for low port cylinder heads.
Low port heads need a little larger CSA than a high port cylinder head. One must take the port design and layout into consideration.

I know you are a proponent of very small CSA - that is fine. I used what I had available at the time. The port CSA is almost
untouched as cast - more in the bowl area and short turn work.

Yes the valve throat is the minimum choke point on these heads - as they are on P51's and most other BBF heads.
Simply cannot get a 2.25" + valve size on the A429 (unless one moves the valve locations) The valves will touch with a larger cam. Some head porters prefer the minimum to be at the valve seat. Others do not.

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Post  IDT-572 on September 28th 2017, 12:44 pm

On the pre 5000 serial numbers, what you say is correct. But I will still do a 2.250 intake and a 1.71 exhaust and do a 50* valve job and make the throat as big as possible to make up for the loss of diameter.

Don't get hung up on exhaust flow numbers, just make it big as you can in the throat and bigger as you go to the port exit.

Then let the cam give it enough time to get out, and a little extra to tug on the intake port during overlap.
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Re: AFR BBF Head

Post  Scott Foxwell on September 28th 2017, 1:24 pm

68galaxie wrote:I agree the CSA is too big - as many BBF head offerings are at 500 ci inch and less.
This is still smaller than the iron 429 CJ heads they were designed to replace.
One also must not look at theoretical min CSA numbers for low port cylinder heads.
Low port heads need a little larger CSA than a high port cylinder head. One must take the port design and layout into consideration.

I know you are a proponent of very small CSA - that is fine. I used what I had available at the time. The port CSA is almost
untouched as cast - more in the bowl area and short turn work.

Yes the valve throat is the minimum choke point on these heads - as they are on P51's and most other BBF heads.
Simply cannot get a 2.25" + valve size on the A429 (unless one moves the valve locations) The valves will touch with a larger cam. Some head porters prefer the minimum to be at the valve seat. Others do not.

Cheers
I'm not a proponent of small cross sections. I AM a proponent of a minimum cross section in the port before the valve and very specific air speeds, ESPECIALLY in low port architectures. They don't arbitrarily want more cross section. Some porters understand this, some just have an opinion based on what others do. It's all about the architecture of the port. Raised runners with a straighter shot and less intersection angle between the valve and port... they can stand to have the valve as the minimum but even then I question whether or not a properly designed port with a minimum upstream of the valve would work as well, or better. Some very high speed, very efficient ports have been designed this way like in F1 for instance. BUT..."theoretical minimum cross sections" still apply and whichever you choose, the valve needs to be what it is. Of course, there are those who will argue this as well and say the valve can't be "too big". There are head/engine combinations in the industry that work very well which fly against the "theoretical" velocity formulas for valve size. The Chevy LS motor is a perfect example but there, you have the benefit of a completely computerized engine management system and a modern design. With a carb, naturally aspirated, on gas, basically old school like we're dealing with here, I believe in controlling the velocity as best as possible. I believe the AFR head has about the smallest cross section. The 315 head has a 3.44 cross section with a 2.30 valve. Depending on the throat on the 2.30 valve, that makes the port almost "straight" to the valve. The 280cc head has a 3.22 listed as a minimum. Persoanlly, I would start with that head and put the biggest valve in it I could, get the flow numbers as good as they could be and that would be a really really good head on a moderate BBF build.


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Post  Scott Foxwell on September 28th 2017, 1:25 pm

IDT-572 wrote:On the pre 5000 serial numbers, what you say is correct. But I will still do a 2.250 intake and a 1.71 exhaust and do a 50* valve job and make the throat as big as possible to make up for the loss of diameter.

Don't get hung up on exhaust flow numbers, just make it big as you can in the throat and bigger as you go to the port exit.

Then let the cam give it enough time to get out, and a little extra to tug on the intake port during overlap.
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Re: AFR BBF Head

Post  68galaxie on September 28th 2017, 1:30 pm

I agree IDT-572.
The next time the engine is apart I will reduce the exhaust valve to 1.71" and put a larger intake valve in. Sinking the valve job will also create more valve to valve clearance.
I may also fill the floor - this will get to CSA of appx 3.5 square inches, maybe a little less. Should work better for a smaller displacement.

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Post  rmcomprandy on September 28th 2017, 8:39 pm

68galaxie wrote:I agree IDT-572.
The next time the engine is apart I will reduce the exhaust valve to 1.71" and put a larger intake valve in. Sinking the valve job will also create more valve to valve clearance.
I may also fill the floor - this will get to CSA of appx 3.5 square inches, maybe a little less. Should work better for a smaller displacement.

If you perform a 50 degree valve job on the exhaust side as well, it won't sink the valve hardly at all when reducing to a 1.71" diameter valve.

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Post  dfree383 on September 28th 2017, 9:49 pm

hbstang wrote:
Carl wrote:
68galaxie wrote:Interesting "truthful" dyno testing.

The camshaft was very similar to the one used in the test Kaase did (comparing P51 to hemi).
In that test with a 521 cu inch platform Kaase gets 801 HP at 6700 rpm. (273/280 @ 0.050" 0.791" on 109 LSA  10:1 CR)

The AFR test shows a 521 engine with P51 heads just touched 700 hp. (275/285 @ 0.050 0.780" on 110 LSA 10:1 CR)
What gives?

The P51 seems 100 HP down from the Kaase test to the AFR test.

I find it hard to beliece a 521 with P51 heads and a resaonably large solid roller camshaft would only touch 700 HP.
Someone is full of something here.

Just my humble opinion.
Who am I to argue with AFR published test data?
But something smells fishy


This is why you can't race dynos.  Different conditions, different correction factors, etc.

At the end of the day, the AFR test was done on the same dyno, on the same engine, by the same dyno operator, under the same conditions.  If you think Westech Performance and Steve Brule are going to jeopardize their hard earned reputation by allowing somebody to perform a bogus test and publish it with their name on it....well, maybe you've had a little too much Kool-aid.














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hmmmmm
looking at that dyno chart makes me wonder why 3 heads all have a flat spot and drop off  in about the same rpm range,and the afr heads have a nearly perfect arc?
could it be they used a stock out of the box unported or port match Victor on those there heads,and there own afr intake on the afr heads?
those 3 heads  would all benefit from at least a port match at this hp level.I am sure that pro builders would ask that question before taken there test as fair.ask if they used the same Victor on all 5 head test.
I would like to know.all of those heads are high quality products,and have proven themselfs for years.
wave tuning and harmonics has to do with Volumn or could be the dyno operator too
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Post  XF-66 on October 18th 2017, 5:41 pm

Here is a Fairmont with a set of AFR's, which ones I don't know. I've gone over the video and the motor seems to be NA or a pro charger equiped. I could be wrong though.
170 MPH trap speed seems respectable for an Old Lady riding in a shoe box..... Here's a 1320 video.
http://youtu.be/AAxoPZcsWHI

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Re: AFR BBF Head

Post  Carl on October 18th 2017, 6:03 pm

XF-66 wrote:Here is a Fairmont with a set of AFR's, which ones I don't know. I've gone over the video and the motor seems to be NA or a pro charger equiped. I could be wrong though.
170 MPH trap speed seems respectable for an Old Lady riding in a shoe box.....  Here's a 1320 video.
http://youtu.be/AAxoPZcsWHI

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Post  XF-66 on October 18th 2017, 7:59 pm

Carl wrote:
XF-66 wrote:Here is a Fairmont with a set of AFR's, which ones I don't know. I've gone over the video and the motor seems to be NA or a pro charger equiped. I could be wrong though.
170 MPH trap speed seems respectable for an Old Lady riding in a shoe box.....  Here's a 1320 video.
http://youtu.be/AAxoPZcsWHI

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Post  jasonf Today at 7:40 am

Seen this on fb the other day. lol





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Post  68formalGT Today at 9:53 am

^^^^^LOL
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