What I find interesting is that the 882s that everyone says are junk flow as good as the 462 hump heads.
right, but the thing is that on a stock motor, the 76cc 882's are dogs, and apparently are crack prone. That is not to say that people with the right combo aren't making power on them... plus they are almost free. Def. not for me and my stock 327... my lightly ported 186's work great compared to them, but the compression change is quite a bit of it I think.
All things considered, if I could get a set of heads complete like the profilers etc for 1000 bucks or so I wouldn't hesitate.... but, even if they aren't that cheap, the increase of a couple hundred to get the afrs (1500) or equivalent would have been money well spent in my opinion. They are just such a better head for the money, and easily justified in my opinion. Hell, my 186's cost me 150, already had ss valves in them, but cost me 500 for machining, new springs, new seals etc, a couple valves were burned, and I needed new pushrods for about 100 more... add it up, and that is kind of expensive for some old heads. I really like the increase from the 882's, but if I knew it was going to be that expensive I would have held out for at least some way better iron heads, but probably would have saved a little longer for the aluminum afr's, brodix or w/e.
From those flow #'s I would stay away from the eq heads. From time to time you can get a set of camel humps freshly machined around here for 400 bucks.... that is the cheapest way I would go, otherwise I think I would keep saving!