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anyone with any experiences
i have read some good stuff and some issues about cracking (older castings )

flat top 406 , pump gas , solid flat tappet , .600 lift
little nitrous
they seem like a descent head for the $$$
 

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I have heard the newer castings are better, but if I were buying 23˚ heads it would be Dart for non-CNC heads or AFR's for CNC heads. Darts work very well with little cleanup.
 

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i was considering a pro1 215 platinum as well
they are replacing sportsman II heads , so hopefully either of them will make a difference , the canfields look like they come with better parts
 

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I got the canfields on similar motor ,you wont go wrong. You know CFE uses canfield castings for their CNC heads
 

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Go with the Canfield 215's. They don't need any offset stuff and flow just about as well. Competition Products has the best prices on them I have seen.
 

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the afr heads have a real thick deck which will help with the nitrous,they are a really nice head and have pac springs on them from the factory
 

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Go with the Canfield 215's. They don't need any offset stuff and flow just about as well. Competition Products has the best prices on them I have seen.
i have to get rockers anyway , so that isn't an issue
i have a very good price on 220's
 

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kab I have used many Set's of them and they make good power with a little work. For the money there a good head . but the casting is lite and weak in spots . I had to repair 2 this month with broken rocker arm stud pad's. damm round d round guy's they tear up everything .
 

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my engine is fairly mild compared to most , its a pump gas street car
with the sportsman II heads i was shifting around 6400 ,weighs 3600 with the steel heads
any idea about how much power i may pick up
i'd like to see .3 improvement in et
 

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I went form the ProTopline 200cc heads on my small block 365 to AFR 210 race ready heads on my new 385. I used the same cam, intake, carb, and the compression also remained the same and I picked up 7 tenths and 6 mph in the 1/8 mile. I give all the credit to the AFR heads.
 

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my engine is fairly mild compared to most , its a pump gas street car
with the sportsman II heads i was shifting around 6400 ,weighs 3600 with the steel heads
any idea about how much power i may pick up
i'd like to see .3 improvement in et

What does it run now?
 

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11.70's @114 has dipped into the .60's once . 7.40's in the 1/8
i would like to see .20's-.30's in the 1/4
i'll probably switch the intake also , right now it has a teamG on it
 

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If you want a big gain, have the Sportsman II heads freshened with new springs for a roller cam and switch to a roller. I ran 8.70's with a 406 and those heads in my old slipjoint dragster. How much converter/stall do you have?
 

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the sportsman heads are gone already , a roller is not out of the question , but that would be towards the end of the year
the converter was just something laying around that was thrown in to get the car going
its a 10" cheap pos , flashes 4000-4200 , footbrakes to about 3000 maybe a hair less , i leave off idle , shift at 6400 and go through the traps at around 6200 with a 3.73 gear and 27" radials (255/60)
i have been told the converter is slipping a lot , so i am assuming it is hurting my et aswell , that is next on the list , after i get the engine back together
 

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i got the 220 canfields , they are exactly half the weight of the iron heads 27 pounds vs. 54 pounds
i am probably going to try a super victor intake , i know its probably not the best one for this car , but it will be more in line of what i want to do over the winter
any thoughts on if it will make more power than the sportsman heads

still have to buy rockers, wish i had the extra money for shafts but that will have to wait
 

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Bolt em on and let us know. I too am letting go of the Sportman 2s. I went 11.43 @118 with them on a 383 in a Fox. My buddy is putting on a set of Brodix IK 200s for me. Im a little nervous about his choice in head, but he got a screamin deal on them.
 

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i got the 220 canfields , they are exactly half the weight of the iron heads 27 pounds vs. 54 pounds
i am probably going to try a super victor intake , i know its probably not the best one for this car , but it will be more in line of what i want to do over the winter
any thoughts on if it will make more power than the sportsman heads

still have to buy rockers, wish i had the extra money for shafts but that will have to wait
yor gonna be glad you didn't get the 215's
 

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If you don't have the money for shaft rockers and need offset intakes we have stud mount rocker sets with 4 left and 4 right offset intakes available in .050", .150" and .250" offset.
 
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