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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-17-2017, 01:18 PM Thread Starter
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Edelbrock Fe Heads 60069

I'm getting ready to drop close to $2000 on a set of Edelbrock heads,
head bolts and rocker bolts/studs , gaskets etc...

my question is,
can i use my current Edelbrock street master intake manifold with these heads
next year i can afford/justify dropping another $450 on a performer rpm manifold
i just put about $1300 into my 9" rear end, and budget is getting tight..

Ross (my427stang) hopefully you see this...Thx..

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Re: Edelbrock Fe Heads 60069

FYI $2350 got me a set of BBM heads.

I see no reason whatsoever you couldn't use the Streetmaster.
Sure sure you could gasket match, but for a street car the difference will hardly be worth molesting the heads or intake (in my opinion)

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Re: Edelbrock Fe Heads 60069

It should fit but performance might not change much as the better flowing heads will be restricted by the intake
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It should fit but performance might not change much as the better flowing heads will be restricted by the intake
Thx for the info guy's
my main concern is fit for right now...
i will install the performer rpm intake next year as money allows me to do so..
this is a street car and will not see the track, but i like to put my foot into it
every now and then.........

Drew.. those BBM FE heads look awesome ..
BBM FE Cylinder Heads | Bear Block Motors

would love to buy those, but they would put me way out of budget...
$2550 bolt on + shipping + $350 gaskets and hardware etc..

with the Edel's from summit i would come in a little under $2000...

this package will still be a huge upgrade to the C8AE-H that's on there now..
i hope...

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I'm getting ready to drop close to $2000 on a set of Edelbrock heads,
head bolts and rocker bolts/studs , gaskets etc...

my question is,
can i use my current Edelbrock street master intake manifold with these heads
next year i can afford/justify dropping another $450 on a performer rpm manifold
i just put about $1300 into my 9" rear end, and budget is getting tight..

Ross (my427stang) hopefully you see this...Thx..
With your combo, the Streetmaster is arguable just as good as the RPM. They are within a couple of HP and equiv avg torque on a 400 hp engine, I see no reason to change at all. In fact if you follow Edelbrock's directions to port, the Streetmaster generally wins. You can find it on the internet, it used to come with the manifold. FYI it is a med riser intake and it matches the RPM heads well, just a bit smaller at port opening.

The Streetmaster and Holley Street Dominators are great manifolds. I really like those small single plane intakes. As far as Edelbrock vs BBM, you are gaining 40 cfm of intake flow and more on the exhaust side, those Edels will make it run real well. However the chambers will likely be larger than the C8s even though they claim the same size, be sure to run a 1020 gasket not an 8554 which is way too thick. The BBMs would gain even more, but it adds cost.

Do you have headers that will fit the CJ exhaust pattern? FWIW it's different than the C8AE-H, the exhaust port is about .250 lower when measured against the bolts.

One last thing, not that the SM or SD intakes have a low end problem, but with your 3.06 1st gear, you will have a lot of torque multiplication, so don't be afraid of the single plane. 3.06 X 3.70 = 11.33 SLR, that is equiv to a Ford wide ratio toploader with 4.07 gears, and that's before the torque multiplication a converter provides that car should launch hard


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With your combo, the Streetmaster is arguable just as good as the RPM. They are within a couple of HP and equiv avg torque on a 400 hp engine, I see no reason to change at all. In fact if you follow Edelbrock's directions to port, the Streetmaster generally wins. You can find it on the internet, it used to come with the manifold. FYI it is a med riser intake and it matches the RPM heads well, just a bit smaller at port opening.

The Streetmaster and Holley Street Dominators are great manifolds. I really like those small single plane intakes. As far as Edelbrock vs BBM, you are gaining 40 cfm of intake flow and more on the exhaust side, those Edels will make it run real well. However the chambers will likely be larger than the C8s even though they claim the same size, be sure to run a 1020 gasket not an 8554 which is way too thick. The BBMs would gain even more, but it adds cost.

Do you have headers that will fit the CJ exhaust pattern? FWIW it's different than the C8AE-H, the exhaust port is about .250 lower when measured against the bolts.

One last thing, not that the SM or SD intakes have a low end problem, but with your 3.06 1st gear, you will have a lot of torque multiplication, so don't be afraid of the single plane. 3.06 X 3.70 = 11.33 SLR, that is equiv to a Ford wide ratio toploader with 4.07 gears, and that's before the torque multiplication a converter provides that car should launch hard
thanks for replying Ross...
i always find your response very informative and helpful in making decisions on how to proceed ...

the current c8ae-h heads are the 390 gt with the 14 bolt hole exhaust port..
i have the pop's performance stainless steel 8 bolt header's and had to be a little creative to make them work with the gt head's

these header's should work well with the edel's, but will verify port alignment and readjust holes in flange if needed...






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thanks for replying Ross...
i always find your response very informative and helpful in making decisions on how to proceed ...
Ole Ross is one of the good ones.
His advice is particularly useful as it is geared toward making a great driving street vehicle vs "just more power"
From my own experience, it's a heck of a lot easier to get a 500hp engine, make 500hp while running hard at the track than it is to get a 500hp engine to make 45hp loafing down the road..... that is an artform.
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