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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 05-19-04, 10:20 AM Thread Starter
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66 289 heads on 79 302?

Any input?

This will be the first engine I've rebuilt, and I don't want it to be a dog...so I started looking for heads.

I'm not going to race it, it's going to be a weekend cruiser in my 97 Ford Ranger...

The 289 heads will bump compression a point or so, but will I lack top end because of the small valves?

I would like to keep this rebuild as easy on the wallet as possible...


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Re: 66 289 heads on 79 302?

She will be fine...If you want to mill the hump on the exhaust port away..Exh ports on Ford heads flow the least...

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