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Old 06-10-2017, 06:52 PM   #1
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Watch this space.

In the meantime, if you have any negative stories about RFD, please post em up.

I sick of this forum thinking he is some sort of cylinder head god.
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Old 06-11-2017, 07:22 AM   #2
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OK, I'll bite. Take you had a bad experience. What happened with you?
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Old 06-11-2017, 01:00 PM   #3
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I ordered a pair of 18 heads and a intake.
Curtis told me 4 months, after 8 I got one head.
I cancelled the order and sent the head back to him.

This was quite a few years ago and I ended up going with CFE.

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Old 06-12-2017, 01:35 PM   #4
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I got a set of 18 degree small block heads from him. They were several weeks late getting to me and I didn't receive any type of paperwork with the heads telling the chamber sizes, spring specs, or any other kind of info. They were also supposed to have the chambers softened but didn't. I called in and talked to dan and he sent me a generic flow sheet from 2015 and still no info on anything else. Kind of hard to get the right cam and pistons in this situation. The heads look great but I wouldn't use them again if I had to chose.
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Old 06-12-2017, 08:43 PM   #5
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I got the decks cleaned up from my machine shop and while there asked them to cc the cambers. Chambers came out at 98cc and with a piston (RFD supplied) with 4.5cc dome, compression came out to be about 12.3:1.

I asked for 15.0:1 comp and the heads had a chamber too large. He told me to deck the heads to get chamber size down but the valve pockets were not deep enough to do that. He supplied pistons too.
After pressing him to make good and do me another set of heads, he then said it as a piston problem and to send them back to him for a look.
I sent the heads in to get the decks done and got them flowed when they were there. Number were way down as per the pic I posted in that thread.
I know you don't race flow benches, but if your supplied a flow sheet with a set of heads, then they should flow what the sheet says or at least close to.
I sent a email to ask why they are not as should be. The reply I got was from Dan that said "When will your engine be finished". Rang a couple of times and left messages as no one answered.
Decided to fix the problems myself and give him the flick.

Its cost me $6k for machining cc check and flowed, new pistons and new exhaust springs and shims to match the cam that he organised for me too.

I spent about $15k US with him (heads complete, sheetmetal manifold, pistons, rings, pins) and didn't get much satisfaction.


Awaiting new pistons to arrive at the moment. When I get it sorted and dyno'd, i'll post power figures.

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Old 06-29-2017, 05:04 AM   #7
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From Dart website.........

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Flow, Intake: 522 cfm @ .900" lift/28"

Flow, Exhaust: 352 cfm @.900" lift/28"

Paid over $8K for a set of heads from RFD and lost 20cfm over a Dart factory ported head.
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Paid over $8K for a set of heads from RFD and lost 20cfm over a Dart factory ported head.
You could always sell them to Mike. After all he does own a boat shop and some of his customers may need new boat anchors.
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Paid over $8K for a set of heads from RFD and lost 20cfm over a Dart factory ported head.
8k? Did you buy a set of big chiefs?
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I will add that these are Dart 11* heads.
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Old 06-13-2017, 08:36 AM   #11
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i dont have a bad experience with him, but i do know i wont do business with the guys who are constantly on here going back and forth on engine combos and stuff... especially if they are a 1 or 2 man band. i think its great they take the time to get on the forums and interact with potential customers and show there knowledge , but damn stay in the shop and get shit done dont drag out projects becuase you need your 6-8 hours a day internet time
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What does rfd stand for ? Royal Fucking Dickhead ?
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What does rfd stand for ? Royal Fucking Dickhead ?
It looks that way!!!

Need be careful with dealing with anyone overseas because they know they can take our money easier with less chance of any repercussion.

Those flow figures are WAY off.
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I do also have most of the emails and PM's between us to back it up.

He did say he was going to help me sort the problem until i asked about flow numbers then communication practically stopped.
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I recommended him for a set of 18 degree heads for a friend. Heads where way down on advertised flow numbers. He ended up having to have the heads ported over and flowed again to get the csa right to make power
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