Any issues with these pieces going together?
- Came out of a 1973 Dually
- 390 FE = Mirror 105D3TE = 1973 Truck
- Truck heads - #D2TEAA / 203 / 4E2 - (1972 I believe)
Pieces from another 390 FE Block (352 31) :
- Pistons(C6AE), I will get it bored out to fit the .30 over
I will purchase:
- Edlebrock Performer RPM intake
- Edlebrock 4bbl carb
- Edlebrock Cam
Looking to put this in a 67 Galaxie 500.
Thanks in advance for any tips/tricks!
First, I would be sure you have a 390 crank and rods, post numbers off the crank and the rods and we can verify
Second, the D2TE-AA heads will work, but it depends what you intend to use for exhaust and should probably get a little work done to the intake.
-Springs - The 2 piece retainers and stock springs are horrible, heavy and prone to float. Best to upgrade to a spring and retainer package designed for the cam
- Exhaust - The D2TE-AA has a low exhaust port and is almost identical to the C8AE-H and C7AE-A. If you run iron exhaust manifolds, no issues, but if you run headers, you HAVE to make sure they are correct for the 390GT exhaust port. It's not only how many bolts, it's where the port is located as the gaskets won't seal if you run the wrong header combo.
- Intake - The D2 head is a small raised port, similar centerline to a medium riser, but smaller in every direction. The RPM intake is just slightly smaller than a medium riser port but larger than the D2. It would be best if you opened the intake to match a 1247S3 Felpro or Mr Gasket 202A on the head side.
Second, if the cam is the small Performer Plus, it's a nice cam and should do well in a Galaxie. It's smooth and runs well, but not a big power maker. If its the Performer RPM, it's rowdy and won't be fun in a stockish 390. There can be better cams out there but at the power level, that Performer Plus is a good easy to break in cam and similar to a 428CJ.