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AFR heads what intake?

I recently purchased a set of used AFR 190 heads from a friend. These were used on a SBC, TPI setup and have the canted center intake bolts for 87 and up engines. I would like a to use a carburetor instead of TPI with these heads but the only intakes i can find are edelbrock performers or similar intakes for low horsepower applications. Anyone know of any other brands that will work or know if you can modify a standard sbc intake so the bolts sit properly? Ideally i want to run a victor style inake but i dont want to make a purchase and then have to return it when i doesnt work.
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 1st, 05, 01:13 PM
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Re: AFR heads what intake?

Just leave the center bolts out and run a RPM intake. They really aren't necessary.

A while back, the off-road division of GM sent a TSB stating they weren't needed when swapping intakes.

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Re: AFR heads what intake?

That is why the vortec manifolds leak all the time.
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I recently purchased a set of used AFR 190 heads from a friend. These were used on a SBC, TPI setup and have the canted center intake bolts for 87 and up engines. I would like a to use a carburetor instead of TPI with these heads but the only intakes i can find are edelbrock performers or similar intakes for low horsepower applications. Anyone know of any other brands that will work or know if you can modify a standard sbc intake so the bolts sit properly? Ideally i want to run a victor style inake but i dont want to make a purchase and then have to return it when i doesnt work.
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I believe this is what your looking for here We also have it in the satin finish here
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Re: AFR heads what intake?

I have seen them but never used them. They make a kit with the wedge and bolts to use a "vortec head" with old style intake .

Anyone else ?

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Re: AFR heads what intake?

AFR makes these vortec-style heads in a 180 and a 195, don't recall a 190, but that doesnt mean they aren't out there. Even the 195's are only good to about 6500 RPM, so if it were me, I'd run a Performer RPM air-gap and call it a day.

If you have your heart set on running more manifold than you need (or the heads will support), then you can certainly run center wedges and a conventional manifold, as Doug mentioned.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Dec 7th, 05, 09:39 AM Thread Starter
 
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Re: AFR heads what intake?

I spoke with a rep from afr and the said that the 190s came right before the 195s and they flow exactly the same as the 195s, but the 195s intake ports are raised to use with a victor style intake. They also stated that they may be 195s, because a majority of them were ported from the factory to 195 specs, but the only way to know would be to have the origionl reciept.AFR's web site has several articles from various magazines making big Horsepower with the 190 heads. I have no problem using a performer rpm or an air gap, but according to edelbrock they do not make one with the 87 and up bolt pattern that i need. They told me the only intake they make for this application is the performer intake. Has anyone else run any intakes without center bolts? I was thinking of just modifying a victor or performer rpm by drilling out the holes a little larger. Oh yeah....These are not vortec heads as the bolts dont go straight down, just the center 2 are at a 72 degree angle instead of the usual 90 degrees.
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