Pictures of the 385 with AFR cylinder heads and the Pro Flo Injection.
Almost complete! This view shows the engine ready for most of
the accessories. The AFR heads are a work of art . The ports are
beautiful! The look like they could flow plenty of air and fuel.
Nothing like a fresh small block for eye candy :) The water pump
is an Edelbrock aluminum unit. I seems to help cool the beast, has
given no trouble, and it looks better than the stock castings. The mini
starter is one of the better parts I have bought. I had to put it on when
I was using the god-awful 305 heads which were giving me over 10.5:1
compression. The stock starter couldn't hack it when the temperature
was way up there. This starter has worked perfectly for over 5.5 years
Close up of rockers and injectors. I have used these rockers for
a few years now and have had no troubles. They are Crane Cam
Energizers. The injectors in this picture are 30 lb/hr. units. I have
since switched to 24 lb/hr from Ford Motor Sports. The Ford injectors
are the same as the GM, but cost only $200 for a set of eight. The engine
likes the 24 lb. injectors better for part throttle response, but I haven't
been to the track yet. I also added an adjustable fuel pressure regulator to
fine tune the mixture in addition to the programming options. Aint injection
great? Sure sucks up a lot of money though!
View with no intake. This shows a little of the intake ports. They
are port matched by AFR to work with the Victor Junior style
intake the Pro Flo Injection uses. The heads are the only new parts
in the picture! I am probably not using half of the capacity of these
heads. They flow enough air to support over 550 horsepower, but I
estimate this one is putting out 425 or so with the restrictive headers
and exhaust system. But, it is faster than most other cars on the street and
can run in the mid 12's without breaking a sweat. I can't prove it with dyno
numbers, but it appears to have major torque output. I would guess that the
torque peak might well be 450 lb/ft! The roller cam and these heads really
pump up the low and midrange torque.
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