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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old May 29th, 01, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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I was told today about some really good "out of the box" GM cylinder heads that flow really well. Trouble is I can't recall what they were called. It was something like "flashpoint" or "heatflash". Does this ring a bell with anyone? If so, where can I find out more info on these heads?

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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old May 29th, 01, 09:18 PM
 
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GM Performance Fast Burn heads.. I think the best price I've seen for them would be SDPC2000.com They are suppposed to be the best price for performance out of the box from GM.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old May 30th, 01, 03:13 AM
 
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You can get them cheaper from Jim Pace Pontiac. www.paceparts.com

Our camaro club has an account with them that'll knock the price significantly on any parts from GM except the fast burn heads and crate motors.

The account is called the "madmike" account, for lack of a better name. It smokes the prices.
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Yeah, that's them, thanks. I can apparently score some in town here fully dressed for about $2200 Canadian. I may shop around to see what I can find. thanks again for the info.

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I recently added the Fast Burn heads to my ZZ4 with the HOT cam and GM roller 1.6 rockers. I used the Edelbrock Performer RPM Air-Gap manifold for the Vortec/Fast Burn heads. They were $550 each from Burt Chevrolet in Denver. They work great but be sure to check the rocker arm studs! On one of the heads they were not tight! They were seated and appeared to be tight but weren't. I found out immediately upon start up. They all backed out very soon on that one head. I pulled off the valve cover and was quite surprised to see a rocker/stud assembly laying there! Luckily there was no damage.(threads are heli-coiled)

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ZZ430DropTop67RS

Sweet car. You've got a few hours in that one!

Can you elaborate more on the headers, and how you got them to work, for the Fastburn heads?

Thanks.

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BreathWeapon:

Try using the iron version of the fast burn
head.. 1997-2001 V8 Vortex heads.. nearly the same flow rating and has the same heart shape combustion chambers.. Iron Vortec heads is the best for street and for your wallet..(I have seen some vortec heads on sale the bargain finder)

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I am leaning towards an iron head, simply for their near-indestructibility. Sure they may weigh a bit more, but keep heavy passengers out and I think it will be OK, heh. So, in a nutshell, would these heads flow better than a fully ported and polished 350 GM head? I can get machine work done for a good price, now I just need to know if I am better to spend the coin on the port/polish or another set of heads.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old May 31st, 01, 03:02 PM
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CarlC, Thanks...the headers for my car were a giant pain..because of the Martz subframe, I had to use a left side 67-69 Hooker supercomp. On the right side I had to go with the 70-81 Camaro header. I had to buy 2 sets. But as far as the header gaskets go, I used the EARL'S "pressure master" for the LT1 heads which are the same port size as the Fast Burns. EARL'S #29D03B3.They work/fit great and have replaceable inserts.

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I was afraid of that. Seems the raised D port combined with the A/C in mine is like oil and water. Throw in a manual trans and I think it's easier to cut my own leg off.

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