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USED AFR 165 HEADS (ON BUDGET)

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Old 04-17-2009, 05:44 AM   #1
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Question USED AFR 165 HEADS (ON BUDGET)

My Car is a 1988 mustang GT mustang 5.0 and have these mods:

bbk cold air intake, with 70mm throttle body and 70mm spacer 73mmC&L MAF
msd distributer, msd 6al ingnition box, and i tfi msd coil
a billet adj. fuel regulator (30-100 psi), 24lb fuel injectors,
bkk long tube headers
bbk h-pipes w/o cats
flow master 2 chamber exaughst (american Thunder)
cobra intake (i think but it look like a normal one to me)
a rebuilt (i think it is) t-5 short shifter

i've had my dizzy done and set

WOULD THESE HEADS HELP ME OUT? AND WHERE COULD FIND IT
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Old 04-17-2009, 06:55 AM   #2
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of course they'd help, try ebay or craigs list but no aluminum head is gonna be cheap, expect to spend 900.00 to 1100 for a used aluminum head pending what brand, I have a set of edelbrock rpm 1.90/1.60's for 875.00
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of course they'd help, try ebay or craigs list but no aluminum head is gonna be cheap, expect to spend 900.00 to 1100 for a used aluminum head pending what brand, I have a set of edelbrock rpm 1.90/1.60's for 875.00
how long have you had them and do you still have the reciept because i want to document everything i get for my car
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if you want to keep on a budget you can take your e7te heads and have 2.02/1.60 cut into them then do a little port work and they flow the same as afr165. I looked at having it done and it came to 450 including valves from my machinest.
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if you want to keep on a budget you can take your e7te heads and have 2.02/1.60 cut into them then do a little port work and they flow the same as afr165. I looked at having it done and it came to 450 including valves from my machinest.
Did you fall down and hit your head on something or did your machinest hold a swinging watch out in front of you for a few minutes? lol
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how long have you had them and do you still have the reciept because i want to document everything i get for my car
If you want a reciept you get it from the person you buy them from stating you bought them used and appox mileage if possible. Getting the recipt from where they were purchaced new falsifies the trure documentation of your build. It would be like me asking the previous owner of my 85 Coupe for the dealer invoice to put in my build records.
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I have been told by a coupe diffrent machinests that they will. Its just one way to get a little better flowing head on a budjet.
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they are about 1 year old and were purchased at a local speed shop for 1175.00, no I don't have reciept anymore
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I have been told by a coupe diffrent machinests that they will. Its just one way to get a little better flowing head on a budjet.
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There's no way in HELL you will EVER get a set of ported E7's to perform like a good set of aftermarket heads. Granted, a good set of ported stockers can do well, but a good set of aftermarket heads with revised port designs are always going to be ahead of the game. And there's a lot more to making power than just what the head flows after it's been ported.
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no way eh?

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how did you get your car to get up to 500+ hp N/A?
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btw a 20 yr old head trying to compare with a newer designed head isn't fair.
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a few have done it this way...listen.


a 347 stock block

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Yeah, that was kinda my point. A more technologically advanced head has an unfair advantage, and there's only so much you can do with old technology.
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door stops usually work lol!

i had 185's and i sold them for $800 with upgraded springs,and some mill work/clean up..

a good set of alumnium heads are out there,but after you make them right...wouldn't it be better off in getting a brand new set of heads that are set up right?

yes i sold used,but i'd be leary of buying used in some cases where a seller might not be honest.
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I have been told by a coupe diffrent machinests that they will. Its just one way to get a little better flowing head on a budjet.
I've been professionaly porting heads since 1968. Your machinist lied. And AFR 165 right out of the box will outflow any modified E7 even if you could pull air through the water jacket. About the best you can get out of an E7 is about 220cfm saftly. While I've never installed a set of 2.02 Valves in a set I can tell you from experiance it would hurt the flow. Bigger isn't always better.

A set of AFR 165's will flow 250 CFM right out of the box. There is no comparison between the two heads. Also the combustion chamber and alloy of the AFR is so superior that you can run a full point of compression more with the AFR over the E7
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I've had a few of his heads in my shop. I'm pretty sure we use the same flow bench (SF600) and his heads that were advertized at 219 cfm flowed. I flowed a set and the best port flowed 212 and the worst 208.(still not bad) Not knocking his work but don't beleive everything you read on the internet.
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