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Trick Flow High Performance Heads - Stover's Stroker

Posted in How To: Engine on September 1, 2008 Comment (0)
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Trick Flow High Performance Heads - Stover's Stroker

If you've followed along from the beginning, you already know about our sinister plans to install our subject 383 V-8 into the heart of the "SuperBurb" project rig. (For those of you new to these pages, please refer to www.fourwheeler.com for a little background on the project.) Our goal here is to turn upwards of 6,500 rpm and produce right around 500 rear-wheel horsepower. To do this, we started with a GM Performance Sportsman block. To provide air and fuel to this beast, we needed a pair of high-flowing heads. After much discussion with builders, hot rodders, and pro-racers, we narrowed our search down to just a handful of manufacturers. Eventually the racer-oriented industry mainstay Trick Flow was our favored choice for a pair of high-performance 195cc aluminum heads. Trick Flow is a leading producer of race-quality top-end kits and individual engine componentry.

In this segment, we're going to showcase the heads and some tricks for making them work better, as well as addressing the cam and fuel-injection system we plan to use to feed the mill. Read on and check out the latest round of goods Stover picked for the buildup and why.

While we decided to go with the a'la carte method on our stroker buildup, there is a much easier way to source parts for a balanced engine. Trick Flow offers complete top-end kits that take the guesswork out of the whole process. Each kit comes with heads, a camshaft, a timing set, rockers arms, springs, pushrods, gaskets, seals, fasteners, and more. The best part of these kits is that all the components are matched and ready to run, saving you time and money. Check out www.trickflow.com to learn more.

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Sources

Comp Cams
Memphis, TN 38118
800-999-0853
http://www.compcams.com
Summit Racing
Akron, OH
800-230-3030
SummitRacing.com
Chevrolet Performance Parts
Detroit, MI 48232
800-577-6888
www.gmperformanceparts.com
Embee Performance Coatings
Santa Ana, CA
714-546-6907
www.embeeperformance.com
Trick Flow
Tallmadge, OH 44278
330-630-1555
www.trickflow.com
Total Seal Inc.
Phoenix, AZ 85027
800-874-2753
Extremeion
866/572-7867
www.extremeion.com
Keith Black Performance Pistons
Carson City, NV 89706
(775) 882-7773
www.kb-silvolite.com
Lock-N-Tool
704-843-5477
www.lockintool.com
Los Gatos Auto Repair
408/377-1751
Mustang Ranch
408/247-9005
www.mustangranch.biz

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