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« on: August 07, 2014, 07:49:51 pm »

I see Speedway Motors has Flo-Tek aluminum heads for $740 a pair.
The have 180cc runners and 58cc combustion chambers and the flow numbers look good.

 Seems like a great price for aluminum heads.

Does any here have any experience with them?
I'm looking for small chamber heads to go on a 289...

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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2014, 07:56:33 pm »

Another member here bought a set. IMO, their performance was very poor. Even after having them ported, they still flowed less than advertised.
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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2014, 08:29:56 pm »

the ones I seen were very poor quality

perhaps they could be ported in the right hands but from what I remember they were best left for something else
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2014, 09:40:34 am »

Flo Teks have been around for awhile.

Several years ago I was at the Car Craft Summer Nats in St. Paul, MN.  They had a portable dyno there (usual big car show fare).  Anyway - there was a guy there with a fox body that I would see every year and we became friends.  He had a 306 with flotek heads, a Systemax II intake and a bigger (at the time) procharger.  All the other good supporting stuff as well.  I do not remember the number he put down - but he was REALLY disappointed.

This is when I was just getting to know Jay and Woody and getting my Corral head out of my ass.  My advice to him was that the heads sucked.  He didn't want to believe it.  However, the next year he was there with the car.

Same dyno system, same operator. His buddy put down almost identical numbers to what he did the year before. 

My guy had swapped the heads to AFR205's (huge to most at the time, but based on my advice - put the largest head you can on it).

He picked up just about 100hp to the wheels.  Everything else was the same except the head swap.
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2014, 11:48:23 am »

Ok, I'll pass on the Flo-Tek heads.

 Now of course the question is; What decent heads can I get for the Least amount of money?

Used is fine with me as long as they are good and don't need work.

Where can I find new and used heads?

Thanks
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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2014, 11:54:21 am »

We looked for our 1991 coupe 302 and ended up with TW 170 from woody
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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2014, 01:01:19 pm »

corral classifieds perhaps but its hit and miss

honestly AFR makes a good product for making standard parts fit
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« Reply #7 on: August 27, 2014, 04:29:31 am »

Look at my thread in the grassroot cylinder head section!

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