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Unread 09-19-2006   #1 (permalink)
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Default Stock 2.3 head for racing

Hi, I am new to these forums and was wondering if anyone had some suggestions to what i could do to my stock head to make it flow and run better? I run oval racing and have a 2.3 Turbo head with the 100 thousands longer and big valves, ported and a big cam, 512 lift ( Racers Walsh #3 cam) but i need a stock head to be legal so need to work on a stock sized head. I can cut the head but is there any tricks out there to really make them work well without going crazy at a machine shop?? And to any of you people that are looking for a racing head......... if you can run a Turbo head on a N/A motor, you will be pleasantly suprised at the power difference it makes.will wake a motor up and put it in another league for racing.lol. TY for any help that anyone can give me to steer me in the right direction.
P.S. I ran that Turbo head in my Mustang all day at 7600 RPM with a stock block, stock rods and pistons on a 70,000 mile motor without a worry in the world and never a problem.If anyone wants the exact info i did to the turbo head, please email me and i will send you all i have or answer any questions i can for you.
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Unread 09-20-2006   #2 (permalink)
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You can have it milled down a few thousanths of an inch, but don't go too far or your timing will be off for the cam. You can have some porting done to the intake and exhaust ports on a standard 2.3 head, but I'm not sure about the turbo head, just haven't messed with them enough myself.

I can believe you on the 7600rpm, the one in my '74 has seen 7200 (oops!), and the 2.3 I helped a friend put together for dirt-tracking saw 8000 on the tach and finished the race (I checked the memory tach, I thought there was a glitch till he admitted he did it in a a last-ditch attempt to go for the win that netted him second, we put fresh main and rod bearings in it as a precaution, and pulled the valvecover to check the lifters, followers, and cam, but she was still fine, ran the next weekend and won.
 
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Default 2.3 turbo head on N/A engine

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P.S. I ran that Turbo head in my Mustang all day at 7600 RPM with a stock block, stock rods and pistons on a 70,000 mile motor without a worry in the world and never a problem.If anyone wants the exact info i did to the turbo head, please email me and i will send you all i have or answer any questions i can for you.[/quote]

Hi R,
I've got an '88 turbo head to put on an '88 Ranger engine and would like to take you up on your information offer.

I plan to use the stock ignition (maybe with the GM HEI modification), intake manifold, and fuel injection, and late model Ranger factory "header". Questions include: Do I have to use different pistons with this head? What about converting from hydraulic lifters? Are these heads as prone to cracking around the valves as N/A heads?

FWIW, I've been using the "Pony Stock, Mini Stock Racing Technology" book by Steve Smith as a reference but it doesn't say anything about the turbo head.

Also FWIW, the engine will be used in a '29 Model A Woodie replica based on Ranger donor parts.

Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

thx,
kb.
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