Pro comp heads??????
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast
Results 1 to 14 of 35

Thread:
Pro comp heads??????

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    49

    Default Pro comp heads??????

    Has anyone had any experience with pro comp aluminum heads? I am looking for a set of aluminum heads for a SBC. Just wanted to know a little info on them.

  2. Remove Advertisements
    PerformanceBoats.com
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Senior Member Fonz69's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Frozen Tundra, WI
    Posts
    621

    Default

    Helped a friend put a set on his 350 in his 67 camaro this summer

    Did not notice a major difference in performance, had to use a thread chaser on one of the intake bolt holes as it was not done very well

    I guess you get what you pay for

  4. #3
    mo balls than $cents$ IMPATIENT 1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    hugo,okla
    Posts
    11,733

    Default

    save your money for some rhs heads, they're not that much difference in price but the quality is there with rhs. i've ran procomp heads and it took alotttt of work on the heads to get em right. sure they worked, but the time i spent on them i could've bought rhs.

    Dare to be different, if it turns out great you can claim you planned it that way.

    Jetboatperformance.com

  5. Remove Advertisements
    PerformanceBoats.com
    Advertisements
     

  6. #4
    Boat Nut sleekcrafter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    South Elgin, Il.
    Posts
    5,131

    Default

    Your selling your sell way short if you try to run them out of the box. You may be will be surprised by the lack of QC in the product. Search the forums here, and the yellow bullet forum, there are some heated debates, and informative articles posted on the topic
    Upper Midwest Power Boat Association
    DRAG BOAT RACING UMPBA #926


  7. #5
    TEN THIRTY ONE RCB19's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    1,293

    Default

    You get what you pay for in cylinder heads. The aluminum will save you some weight but you would be much better off finding a nice pair of production 990 heads and having them ported by someone who knows what they are doing if you are are on a budget. I think the Pro Comps are made in China...

    Edit.. Just noticed that you wanted the heads for a SBC. Never mind on the 990's then.
    Last edited by RCB19; 12-19-2009 at 07:55 AM.
    RCB

  8. #6
    Senior Member ICECREAMAN's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    2,426

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RCB19 View Post
    You get what you pay for in cylinder heads. The aluminum will save you some weight but you would be much better off finding a nice pair of production 990 heads and having them ported by someone who knows what they are doing if you are are on a budget. I think the Pro Comps are made in China...

    Edit.. Just noticed that you wanted the heads for a SBC. Never mind on the 990's then.
    Not trying to thread jack, but if you're willing to spend the money to rebuild a set of iron heads, why not use the aluminum heads as your core's to build? They have bigger ports, flow more cfm, saves a ton of weight, and as others have posted in other threads they work better than production heads when properly built. Cost wise they aren't much more for new heads than buying used core heads. Just a thought.

  9. #7
    Bostick Racing Engines six-oh-nine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    El Cajon, Ca.
    Posts
    1,063

    Default

    I've used the sbc and bbf heads and the best description of what I found is they are slightly better than stock... but you have to everything to them as the quality control is non existant. Guides will either be too tight or too loose (sometimes all in the same head)... valve job sucks monkey balls and you better cc them as the set of bbf's I got were 8cc different from each other and waaaaay bigger than they claimed them to be. But as in both cases... customer had busted stock heads, not a lot of dough, and willing to let me "try them out". With the same exact port work and all the parts from the busted heads and nothing done to the bottom end the ford heads picked up about 150-200 rpm from the best the motor ran with the d3ve heads. Not spectacular upgrade... but again... better than investing the same dough into a set of d3ve castings.

    Final analysis: if you got busted up stock stuff and looking for a cheap repacement or slight... very slight upgrade... then yeah, after reworking everything that is supposed to be done to a "bolt on" head (valve job, surface, guide work, threads, etc...) they will work fine. But if it was MY money being spent... I'd wait and save a coupe of hundred bucks more up, step up and buy a better quality head that would be a true upgrade.
    The Bostick®

    Some people play hard to get... I play hard to want.

  10. #8
    Trick Flow 557 BLUE OVAL CP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Lomita, CA
    Posts
    212

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by six-oh-nine View Post
    I've used the sbc and bbf heads and the best description of what I found is they are slightly better than stock... but you have to everything to them as the quality control is non existant. Guides will either be too tight or too loose (sometimes all in the same head)... valve job sucks monkey balls and you better cc them as the set of bbf's I got were 8cc different from each other and waaaaay bigger than they claimed them to be. But as in both cases... customer had busted stock heads, not a lot of dough, and willing to let me "try them out". With the same exact port work and all the parts from the busted heads and nothing done to the bottom end the ford heads picked up about 150-200 rpm from the best the motor ran with the d3ve heads. Not spectacular upgrade... but again... better than investing the same dough into a set of d3ve castings.

    Final analysis: if you got busted up stock stuff and looking for a cheap repacement or slight... very slight upgrade... then yeah, after reworking everything that is supposed to be done to a "bolt on" head (valve job, surface, guide work, threads, etc...) they will work fine. But if it was MY money being spent... I'd wait and save a coupe of hundred bucks more up, step up and buy a better quality head that would be a true upgrade.
    Perfectly said. This was my exact experience with the BBF ProComps. In my case they were a disappointment.....

  11. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    49

    Default

    I think you guys made up my mind. I knew they are to good to be true for the money. Gonna get a good set after the first of the year. Thanks

  12. #10
    Living in a cage of fear thatguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Redding, CA
    Posts
    16,461

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ttshock View Post
    I think you guys made up my mind. I knew they are to good to be true for the money. Gonna get a good set after the first of the year. Thanks
    I think that is a good decision. I made that same decision a couple years ago, but for BBC. Debated for a couple months, but having worked in machine shops before, I knew what inexpensive castings usually lead to.
    I ended up getting Brodix BB 1 heads. Not as much as Darts or other heads the racers prefer, more than the Pro-Comp heads though. But was glad I waited.
    Tommy
    Quote Originally Posted by Rexone View Post
    Tommy please remove all Jimsplace quotes from your sig and don't put more back. He doesn't like it and it is against the rules. Thank you.
    "So as through a glass, and darkly
    The age long strife I see
    Where I fought in many guises,
    Many names, but always me."

    Gen. George S Patton

  13. #11
    mo balls than $cents$ IMPATIENT 1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    hugo,okla
    Posts
    11,733

    Default

    i will agree with that statement about the procomps being a better start than 990 cast heads. 80lbs less weight too boot, but its wintertime, no reason not to save up, buy da better heads.

    Dare to be different, if it turns out great you can claim you planned it that way.

    Jetboatperformance.com

  14. #12
    www.highflowdynamics.com LakesOnly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Posts
    1,161

    Thumbs down

    Quote Originally Posted by ttshock View Post
    Has anyone had any experience with pro comp aluminum heads?


    We call them "Pro Crap" heads because they are absolute SHT. At least the BBF heads are.

    High Flow Dynamics
    Performance Components for the 429/460 Engine Family


    This post © Copyright 2007-2020 Paul Kane. No copying, linking, printing or otherwise without express written permission.

  15. #13
    www.highflowdynamics.com LakesOnly's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    San Francisco Bay Area
    Posts
    1,161

    Cool

    Quote Originally Posted by six-oh-nine View Post
    Not spectacular upgrade... but again... better than investing the same dough into a set of d3ve castings.
    NOT!

    I'll take well prepped D3VE's over well prepped ProCraps anyday. And please don't point to the weight savings by way of the ProCraps being aluminum; if you are looking for high performance aluminum heads for the 385 Series, then the ProCraps shouldn't even be on that list.

    LO
    High Flow Dynamics
    Performance Components for the 429/460 Engine Family


    This post © Copyright 2007-2020 Paul Kane. No copying, linking, printing or otherwise without express written permission.

  16. #14
    Pie Wagon Newbomb Turk's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Midwest
    Posts
    253

    Default

    What are the thoughts on AFR's?
    "Does have a little wang in it...good though"
    Newbomb Turk...

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 LastLast

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Please select your insurance company (Optional)

Log-in


Digg This Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95