302 Aluminum Heads Please Help - MustangForums.com


5.0L (1979-1995) Mustang Technical discussions on 5.0 Liter Mustangs within. This does not include the 5.0 from the 2011 Mustang GT. That information is in the 2005-1011 section.
Sponsored by:
Sponsored by:

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-19-2008, 12:20 PM   #1
mxrider426
1st Gear Member
Thread Starter
 
mxrider426's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Redford
Posts: 99
Default 302 Aluminum Heads Please Help

Ok so i have a 90' Notchback 5.0 w/ AOD. I am looking to get a set of aluminum heads fairly soon. Dont care about gas milage im looking for all out performance. Would like to keep the price around $800-$900. Ive seen the Patriot 185 heads. There are also heads on ebay such as Pro Comp. Which heads would be a better investment? Or should i look for a set of Edelbrock heads. 2.05 or 2.02 intake valve? What size imtake runner? I have an E cam with forged flat tops, underdrive pullys, no a/c or ps. 3.73 gear. Going to switch to carb soon also.
mxrider426 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2008, 12:29 PM   #2
FivePointOhh
in limbo
 
FivePointOhh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Iowa
Posts: 7,300
Default RE: 302 Aluminum Heads Please Help

if you're running flat top pistons i think the only heads you can run without fly cut is the TF TW heads. anything else you'd need to flycut your pistons for clearance. I've seen one horror story plus pics of the patriot heads and its very sub par milling on these things. pro comps flow worse than stock so F those things.
stay between 165-185. neevr buy used heads either unless its gt40s. I'd say hit up the TF Th if you dont want to fly cut or grab up a pair of GT40s and get them worked over.
FivePointOhh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2008, 12:53 PM   #3
mxrider426
1st Gear Member
Thread Starter
 
mxrider426's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Redford
Posts: 99
Default RE: 302 Aluminum Heads Please Help

My buddy and i just installed a set of Edelbrock Performers on his 302. Stock pistons. He picked them up used for $500. So far we havnt had any problems with them. Which GT40's would be good? Preferably aluminum. And will they be sufficiant for a 331?
mxrider426 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2008, 01:19 PM   #4
89mustangfive0
3rd Gear Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location:
Posts: 808
Default RE: 302 Aluminum Heads Please Help

+1 i grabbed a set of eddys also...all ported and valve job done..no problems car feels nice too...i was gonna go patriot route also...untill i read some articles onthem glad i didnt get them
89mustangfive0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2008, 01:36 PM   #5
FivePointOhh
in limbo
 
FivePointOhh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Iowa
Posts: 7,300
Default RE: 302 Aluminum Heads Please Help

he has "flat top" pistons....he cant run eddy heads as far as i understand without flycutting
FivePointOhh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2008, 04:55 PM   #6
sYckmYnded
I ♥ Acer
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location:
Posts: 144
Default RE: 302 Aluminum Heads Please Help

go to the junk yard and ask them to point you to the 97+ explorer 5.0's find one with the GT-40p heads and intakes, grab them cheap! clean the up re work them port and use them they rock.. i paid $400 for a complete running 5.0 out of a 97 exploder. check the heads for marks though 3 marks is GT-40 and 4 marks is GT-40p also it will say GT_40p on the front of head before the first sparkplugyou want to try to get the P's but both are good
sYckmYnded is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2008, 06:00 PM   #7
shaun8850
1st Gear Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location:
Posts: 78
Default RE: 302 Aluminum Heads Please Help

I love my Trick Flows!
shaun8850 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2008, 11:56 PM   #8
mxrider426
1st Gear Member
Thread Starter
 
mxrider426's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Redford
Posts: 99
Default RE: 302 Aluminum Heads Please Help

Well the only problem i see with the GT40p heads is that you have to have special headers and ive only found shortys. I was planning on going with MAC full lenghts for an auto with 3" collectors. And are those still iron heads?
mxrider426 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2008, 03:06 AM   #9
PJC Racing
3rd Gear Member
 
PJC Racing's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Florida
Posts: 836
Default RE: 302 Aluminum Heads Please Help

Save more money and by better heads. With stock pistons I would recommend Trick Flow Twist Wedge. As for the Patriots, they are complete junk.
PJC Racing is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2008, 02:21 PM   #10
mxrider426
1st Gear Member
Thread Starter
 
mxrider426's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Redford
Posts: 99
Default RE: 302 Aluminum Heads Please Help

Well im tryin to keep things cheap for now. So if i get the GT40ps will i be able to run MAC full lengths? Ive heard of people using headers other than the ford racing ones. What has to be done to make other headers work?
mxrider426 is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
4 Valve Head questions GimpyHSHS 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 7 06-17-2017 12:18 PM
351c heads mustangheaven Motor Swap Section 3 01-03-2016 11:20 AM
extnesion for radio antenna to head unit kevsgt 2005-2014 Mustangs 5 10-09-2015 10:12 PM
Vintage AC shop referral in los angeles bradleyb California Regional Chapter 0 10-01-2015 01:02 AM
cost to rebuild heads Drastang 4.6L (1996-2004 Modular) Mustang 2 09-30-2015 03:48 AM


Tags
302, aluminum, b, cam, carb, comp, cut, fly, guides, heads, history, install, pro, procomp, stock, valve

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:19 PM.