Re: Minimum cylinder head needed for 383 stroker
I am running 65cc chamber AFR 195 Eliminators (street porting, not the competition) on my 383 with just under 10:1 static and a Lunati 60112 (Voodoo Hyd Roller, 535/550 lift, 231/239 duration at .050) and absolutely love the combo. That said, I don't know whether a less expensive head would have suited me just as well. Honestly my thought on heads is to go ahead and spend the money if possible for a head that will not only work now, but one that you can either use on the next build or sell for a good price to upgrade. The other post was right, in aluminum heads you are going to spend 1000-1200 no matter what, so you are really only saving 2-300 off the price of AFR, etc.
Not sure what they run at the moment, but I have heard you can't go wrong with an Edelbrock Performer RPM head too. I seem to remember them being a little less expensive than some others.
1969 Z28 Clone/383 SBC/Holley #4779 750DP w/HP center section/Tremec TKO600/Dutchman 9"/Pypes 3" race pro/Doug's D368/ 17x8, 17x9 VWW/Nitto 555