I have a set of D3VE-A2A heads that are in the shop now for a valve job (2.19 & 1.71 to be installed). The heads came out of a 1974 Lincoln.
2 questions - when I pulled them from the Lincoln, at the back of each head was a small pipe leading to a "T" that joined the heads. The pipes were pressed into the backs of the heads and came out easily. Since these are going into an older vehicle, should I just plug the holes?
#2 - Can I run a cam with about .503" lift with the standard fixed rockers (I will upgrade the springs)?
BTW - this board has been the best for 460 head advice, which I am following on my rebuild.
The block is next to go to the shop to be bored .030 over. It is a '71. I will use the Summitt 460 rebuild kit with flat top hypereutectic pistons. Kit includes gaskets, pistons, rings, cam, lifters, oil pump, timing chain, all (main, rod, cam) bearings and freeze plugs for around $400 bucks. Meanwhile I'll be grinding the humps out of the exhaust ports this week.
Motor will be going into a Cobra kit car, so I really don't need anything very extreme in terms of power adders.
Right now I am considering the Stealth intake based on what i've read about it in comparisons.
Also, I have picked up a '76 electronic distributor - does anyone know if this is a good choice over the older ones?
yep, the 76 model distributor is the same one I use. People knock them all the time, but I have two of them....one is on my '75 maverick 302, all the goodies (9.45 @ 137 mph 1/4), and the other is on my 83 f100, 514. I did remove one advance sping to help the advance curve come in sooner, but other than that, it's still stock. I wouldn't reccomend removing the spring on your particular application, unless you are running less than 8.5:1 compression. It can sometimes cause a pinging problem at low speeds, but when revved past 3500, it goes away. Hope this helps
Are you saying the 302 and "385" big block can use the same distributor? I probably should know this, but i hate to admit I know a lot more about chevy interchange than Ford, but there is less to learn on that side.
I just picked up the heads for my 460 (F250 SuperCamper/1986) after having the exhaust studs drilled. I'd been putting this work off for 2 years but the exhaust gasket was really breaking down.
I also have the holes to plug in the rear of the two heads. The port is unthreaded so whats my best bet in terms of a plug? I'd like to only have to do this while the heads are out.
Hedders are going to be mounted (Hedman). I hope this goes smoothly starting with the heads off.
I talked to the machine shop and they said I could either press in a small plug (like the one on the other side of the head) or tap it and put in a threaded plug similar to the ones on the top of the head. I think I'll use the press-in. An auto parts store that carries a good supply of nuts-and-bolts hardware will carry the right size plug