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post #1 of (permalink) Old 03-22-2001, 05:58 PM Thread Starter
 
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what happens to MPG with larger heads?

I am out of town right now so i couldn't run this one by the guys at the shop so here goes: What happens to the gas mileage on a 304 when you put 360 or 401 heads on? I would think it would stay the same or get better mileage since it is more efficient. Maybe not... Is there any differences in the effects of the 360 and 401 heads? THanks- Tim

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Re: what happens to MPG with larger heads?

Hey-Since your motor has a set amount of cubic inches per motor...the new heads withe same carburator will stay the same+/-. The heads will allow you to flow better with a larger carburator and a larger cam...but then you are adding to a higher overall RPM maximum for your HP and torque(defeating the purpose of a 4x4 rock crawling axle snapping low RPM beast)...with the larger valves it will take longer to reach the motors volumetric effecientcy because there will be a increase of volumetric effecientcy also, because you are increasing the airflow to the motor and it will be easier on the motor because it will not have to rev higher to reach the V.E. but will surpass its 'past' HP/torque ratings and continue to climb to its new peaks..do you got that?...hope this helps...so no your MPG should stay the same, but you do have a larger window now to 'hot rod' your motor...

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Re: what happens to MPG with larger heads?

ok thanks, thats what i thought happened i just wasn't sure [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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