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Edelbrock Performer RPM High Compression 454-O Cylinder Heads for Big Block Chevy
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Performer RPM High Compression Aluminum Cylinder Heads - Oval Port
Designed for big-block Chevy 396-502 c.i.d. engines, these oval port heads feature 100cc semi-open combustion chambers created by angle milling at a 1.5 degree angle to improve intake port alignment and create a smaller chamber without valve shrouding. Using stock flat top style pistons they create an ideal street compression ratio of 9.2:1 without the need to purchase aftermarket domed pistons. A totally unique intake port design yields flow numbers traditionally associated with high performance rectangular port heads, but with the smaller runner size and velocity of an oval port for excellent seat-of-the-pants performance and crisp throttle response. The stainless steel 2.19'' intake and 1.88'' exhaust valves have smaller-than-stock 11/32'' valve stems to promote excellent flow and lighter valve weight. The deck surface and water jackets were specially designed to work with all big-block Chevrolet engine blocks. The heat crossover passage is present, but has been blocked, making these heads not legal for use on emissions controlled engines. Heads include top-quality ARP rocker studs, bronze guides and hardened, ductile iron valve seats.
Tech Tip: To gain more spark plug clearance, Edelbrock recommends using Champion RC Series plugs such as the RC12YC (P/N 192-49776). They are 0.230'' shorter than a conventional spark plug and have a 5/8'' hex for easier access.
|Combustion Chamber Volume:||100cc|
|Intake Runner Volume:||290cc|
|Exhaust Runner Volume:||110cc|
|Intake Valve Diameter:||2.19''|
|Exhaust Valve Diameter:||1.88''|
|Valve Stem Diameter:||11/32''|
|Valve Guides:||Manganese Bronze|
|Valve Spring Diameter:||1.55''|
|Valve Spring Maximum Lift:||0.700''|
|Guideplate:||Hardened Steel 3/8''|
|Exhaust Port Location:||Stock|
|Spark Plug Fitment:||14mm x 3/4'' Reach, |
|Flow Numbers as tested by Edelbrock's SuperFlo SF-1020 flow bench @ 28'' H2O|
I have a set of 1968 closed chamber oval port heads (3917215) on my 454 with a Flat Tappet 292/292, Lift .550/.550 Cam. . .Would these Performer RPM Heads work or give me any horsepower increase?
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