I received your most recent email. My buidling had a very small fire (NOT our unit) which caused the entire buidling to be evacuated and all electrical power cut. Therefore, please call me and I can update you....or I'll write back to you within 36 hours.
Ported heads will be completed this early next week...if you are still interested.
You and I are about two hours apart and so Ford parts should be no problem whatsoever. We have perhaps 45 cylinder blocks in stock, hundreds of heads, dozens of crankshafts (OEM, stroked, forged), aftermarket parts such as stainless valves, springs, all types of forged piston sets, OEM and aftermarket rods, etc. That's just us and there are parts everywhere else too. Thing is, when you live in a chevy world and magazine advertising is literally
$10,000 for a full page ad, you will advtertise the chevy parts.....but please also understand that Summit, Jegs, etc, they all have as many Ford 385 Parts parts as you may ever need, as offered from Ford Racing, SCAT, Eagle, TFS, Edelbrock, ARP, Blue Thunder, Canton, Milodon, Jesel, Crower, etc.
The pistons in your engine are Speed Pro L2404's. They have a 22cc dish and with your D3VE heads they manage about 8:1 compression ratio. That compression ratio does not take into account the most sunken exhaust valves I have ever seen in my ENTIRE life (remember we have hundreds of heads PLUS those that have passed through our hands, and I ain't never seen valves so sunk...it's a wonder your engine runs at all
) ). Switching to the D0VE heads will bring you to ~9.5:1 c/r (more if the block has been zero-decked). With the c/r increase and the portwork (and valves that seal
) your engine performance will display a night-and-day improvement, still run on pump gas, please you, and probably make the wife hold onto the grabrail tightly. Staying with replacement
D3VE heads that have been ported will more than restore the OEM engine's performance, retain your existing vavle train, and run turn-key pretty much forever.