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Old 08-09-2012, 12:04 PM   #1
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Just got these bad boys delivered: My whipple will be sitting on top of these; AFR 230cc strip heads 72cc chambers
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Now I just got to order lifters, trays, dowel pins and a pushrod length checker.

Probably won't be doing the install until fall sometime, but figured I'd post up a teaser.
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Ammmmeerrriiiicccaaaa....**** ya! Looks awesome and familiar.....talked to Tony Mamo huh?

Wait til you get all the studs in. The block looks like Pinhead from Hellraiser
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Nice brotha... I like the mounts
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Pinhead stunt double

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Nice! One day... Lol

For now she's on the bottle until I have something give up on me... Lol not too many other combos making my power for the money.
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not worried about the YTs breaking?
Nice choice on the heads.
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They are some great heads it'll pick up a lot with boost.
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not worried about the YTs breaking?
Nice choice on the heads.
Yella Terra user here. Whats wrong with Yella Terra's ? Why should he be worried ?
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Yes I was worried about the YT rockers, well after I ordered them anyway. Only then did I read about failures. Tony Mamo who I ordered them off said these are 3rd gen rockers and they are good enough for his car.
From what i have read the failures were a quality control issue from batches from a few years ago.
I'm running a stock cam for now and my spring rates should be below the threshold. So lets pray.
I would have stayed with stock rockers and a trunion upgrade but AFR uses bronze valve guides and I didn't want premature wear to be an issue.
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Lolly did you get the thick valve cover gaskets for your YT's?
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Yella Terra user here. Whats wrong with Yella Terra's ? Why should he be worried ?
Just let it be noted, there were several cases of the YT rockers actually snapping apart, same goes for scorpion. Are these still issues with todays batches?
The stock rockers with a trunion upgrade is the way I would go, but as Tommy has pointed out, if your sweep is large (high lift) with stock rocker type, it will wear out the soft bronze valve guides prematurely, and rollers relieve that geometry side stress...

If you have some bucks.. Jesel wont let you down.


Tommy: Powdered metal not an option with the AFR head?
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Im in the same boat. Trick Flow 215's with bronze guides. Every manufacturer has failures that get posted on here. You have to read all the reviews for all of the brands and decide what you want to go with.
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Just let it be noted, there were several cases of the YT rockers actually snapping apart, same goes for scorpion. Are these still issues with todays batches?
The stock rockers with a trunion upgrade is the way I would go, but as Tommy has pointed out, if your sweep is large (high lift) with stock rocker type, it will wear out the soft bronze valve guides prematurely, and rollers relieve that geometry side stress...

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Lolly did you get the thick valve cover gaskets for your YT's?
I just got stock ones. Do they hit without them?!?

If so, where do I get them?
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very nice... I run the AFR heads as well. 225 was the biggest back when I bought them but with all the port and polishing they are probably 255's now lol.

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Tommy: Powdered metal not an option with the AFR head?
Not 100% sure but no where is it mentioned as an option, so I assumed it wasn't.

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I just got stock ones. Do they hit without them?!?

If so, where do I get them?
They are suppossed to clear, but when I asked Mamo he wasn't sure. I picked some thicker YT gaskets from him.
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Stock valve covers will work with no issues and no thicker gaskets are needed as well
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Stock valve covers will work with no issues and no thicker gaskets are needed as well
Ok whew! Thanks fellas.
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anybody want to buy some gaskets? lol I'll probably keep them inase i go jesels or something and need the clearance in the future
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anybody want to buy some gaskets? lol I'll probably keep them inase i go jesels or something and need the clearance in the future
Lol no ****.....I have some coming (not here yet) that I won't need as well.
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