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    Hello folks.
    New guy here.

    I have a question:
    My 78 Hawaiian has a 1972 460 w/D2VE heads.
    Runs fine for the time being, but I have a chance to get a pair of good D3VE heads for cheap.
    Is this a worthy upgrade?
    I am told they are better than what I have, but I am not sure just how much better.

    Thanks.

    BTW: Here's a vid of the boat in action..watch in HD.


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    Paging "lakesonly".


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    Where do you run that at?
    The boat, I mean...

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    I would save your money for some C9VE or DOVE heads unless you are in need of changing the heads right now. I think the only difference between D2 and D3 is the combustion chamber on the D2 is prown to detination. The C9 and DO have smaller combustion chambers so it will raise the compression and they are easy to make the valve train adjustable. Hope this helps. I am sure "Lakesonly" will chime in and give more detail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danhercules View Post
    Paging "lakesonly".
    He's refering to Paul Kane (Lakesonly) here on the boards. He'll point you in the right direction with info.

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    I will have a set of c9 heads for sale soon. Matched intake ports, ported exhaust, dual valve springs (currently .630 lift clay smith cam), all in good shape.
    Pm me if interested.

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    My boat runs just fine at the moment. I just inquired because the heads that are being offered to me were re-valved recently, run for a bit and and then replaced with aluminum ones. The seller only wants $75 pair. If I get them at all, it will be as spares.

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    Like said the earlier are better esp if they have the old style rockers.

    You can swap out the stock rocker studs and replace with big block chevy rocker studs,big block chevy rockers,buy some ford cobra jet guide plates and pushrods and you will have an adjustable valve train and stronger than the stock ford set up.No special work is required to do this.

    If you run a larger cam on the stock ford rocker set up after time it can cause the valve retainers to pop out and drop a valve into the piston this i know!

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    I have heard that about using BBC rockers, but never knew the details.
    I just ordered a set of Comp Cams stainless roller rockers for BBF.
    My current engine is a 72, so with guide plates these should work fine, no?

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    D2VE heads dont have adjustable valve train or guide plates if there stock. Which part number rockers did you buy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jet460 View Post
    I have heard that about using BBC rockers, but never knew the details.
    I just ordered a set of Comp Cams stainless roller rockers for BBF.
    My current engine is a 72, so with guide plates these should work fine, no?
    As long as your heads use the screw in studs.It been about 8 years since i have dealt with fords in a boat.I use to know all the years and stuff i just forgot what year they went to the newer pedastal rockers.I really aint familiar with the made for ford rockers and waht exactly works with them.

    But i do know about the chevy combo cause that is what i ran on my 429.Basically want to get rid of the stockers for any performance application

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    I don't have the part #.
    They are used, and I got 'em cheap.
    If I can't use them, I can't use them.

    I know I should be better prepared than this.
    Most of my wrenching time for the last 20+ years has been under the hoods of Toyotas and Hondas, etc.
    Now that I am semi-retired and completely, totally burned out on wrenching on commuter cars, my interests have returned to big American V8's, which I rarely saw in the shops of the Bay Area.
    I am only 1 year into jet boating, but this is a hobby that sucked me in hard and I seriously doubt that my interest will fade. It's just too much fun.
    The older I get, and the less I fear death, the faster I will try to make my boat go...haha.
    I have plenty of BBC experience, but the BBF is new to me, so please excuse my total lack of awareness to some of this stuff.
    I will learn.
    This seems like a great forum.
    Thanks for all the quick responses.

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    I would just look for a set of C9VE or DOVE heads and swap out the studs for a set of ARP and those rockers will work. If your looking for more power the early heads will be a great start,I made over 650 HP with a set of C9VE heads on a 460( lots of port and bowl work with 2.19 intake and 1.76 exhaust valves)!
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    The head work won't be a problem, since I have a few machinist friends that really know their stuff.

    I will look around for some good core heads.

    What vehicles would I find the DOVE or C9VE heads on?
    Older stuff?

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