Ported Ford 289 heads with port energy discussion

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Re: Ported Ford 289 heads with port energy discussion

Post by KnightEngines » Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:11 pm

Got some C5OE '65 Shelby heads here I'm gonna do some grinding on - aim is 450hp on a stealth 347 that looks like the original Shelby engine (it's a real deal GT500 mustang, original matching numbers engine is going into a safe corner & a 'period correct' 347 going in to wake it up a bit).

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Re: Ported Ford 289 heads with port energy discussion

Post by cjperformance » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:48 am

KnightEngines wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:11 pm
Got some C5OE '65 Shelby heads here I'm gonna do some grinding on - aim is 450hp on a stealth 347 that looks like the original Shelby engine (it's a real deal GT500 mustang, original matching numbers engine is going into a safe corner & a 'period correct' 347 going in to wake it up a bit).
Very nice, that should make for a nicer drive mate!
I like a good stealth build
Craig.

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Re: Ported Ford 289 heads with port energy discussion

Post by Carnut1 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 8:01 am

I have seen the Shelby castings, super thick for porting. Please snap some pics for us while you develope those ports. Thanks, Charlie
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Re: Ported Ford 289 heads with port energy discussion

Post by qikgts » Tue Jan 16, 2018 7:02 pm

Any "shootout" news?

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Re: Ported Ford 289 heads with port energy discussion

Post by Carnut1 » Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:13 pm

In his shop DV had the 66 289's on the grinding bench when I got there. He was doing some interesting chamber mods. The other sets of heads for the shootout that I saw are finished and loaded with valves and springs. He didn't have a firm date for dyno days. Thanks, Charlie
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Re: Ported Ford 289 heads with port energy discussion

Post by qikgts » Mon May 14, 2018 5:57 pm

Running this back up top wondering if there are still plans to dyno...

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Re: Ported Ford 289 heads with port energy discussion

Post by Carnut1 » Mon May 14, 2018 7:34 pm

Dyno still going forward, I asked David last week. I was hoping to be able to go to his next seminar and then drive to the dyno on the same plane trip but no such luck with the dyno on same trip. Thanks, Charlie
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Re: Ported Ford 289 heads with port energy discussion

Post by Carnut1 » Mon May 14, 2018 9:17 pm

The discussion with David ventured into cams for the 306 shortblock that will work these heads over. The shortblock will be 8000 rpm capable. I would love to get some input on cams for this cylinder head competition. I don't have all the build specs but maybe David will add some specs if there is interest. Thanks, Charlie
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