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mustang99
01-14-2011, 08:37 PM
sorry my car isn't a turbo engine but i thought someone could answer my question.
it is a dirt track car.1988 model with a 2.3 engine,
been bored 30 over
keith black flat top pistons
weisco 5.7 rods
my question is will a turbo head work well on my engine and does it flow better than the original cylinder head?

TheSVOTrust-MarkHaas
01-14-2011, 10:24 PM
The stock heads all flow in the same area across the lift range for the most part. Usually this style NA motor gets the head milled ALOT and the compression taken up. (.140) Even a Bopart head which can get good flow numbers - really is for Turbo usage. I guess you could find a NA cam that would get close to taking advantage of the flow but you might be better to find a warped ARCA head and cut it until it comes true. Damaged Esslinger heads can be bought for under $500. If the damage is in the cam towers - stay away. The repair will cost more than a good used one.
http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e136/svo2scj/mesvo008.jpg

Mark
P.S. Is this a carbed class? If so is it open to performance carbs?? I think a header and sidedrafts would be a better power adders and less work

mustang99
01-15-2011, 04:31 AM
Thanks for the reply..and yes it is a carb class.