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Old 5th-February-2009, 01:03 PM   #1
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Camel Hump Heads

Love em', Hate em'?

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Old 5th-February-2009, 01:19 PM   #2
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They are great old school heads.

Not worth the cost of rebuilding, IMO. You can get much better flowing aftermarket iron heads for about the same cost as rebuilding the camel hump heads.

If you want to stick with GM, the Vortec heads flow awesome numbers, and are very cheap brand new. You will need a new intake and valve covers going this route though.
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Old 5th-February-2009, 01:21 PM   #3
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Yeah I would love a set of vortecs but maybe down the line a little bit haha I can get a hold of some camel humps for 140 from a guy in town, so I think ill throw those on the 350 for now
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Check for mounting holes on the end of the head.

If they don't have them your headed for a major headache.
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Check for mounting holes on the end of the head.

If they don't have them your headed for a major headache.
Good advice.

Those accesory holes in the head sure come in handy if you want to have any of your pulley mount locations for p/s, alt, etc. Drilling and tapping cast iron heads is a PITA.
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Old 5th-February-2009, 02:04 PM   #6
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So those should just be tapped into just like the standard stockies?
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Old 5th-February-2009, 02:21 PM   #7
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So those should just be tapped into just like the standard stockies?
This is what im doing for mine
http://www.alangrovecomponents.com/S.B.Short_Pump.htm
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Nice! I like those, looks like you can get some cool looking set ups with those brackets
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well if you can find a DECENT set of aftermarket heads for 800 dollars ready to roll to .610 lift show me that are fully ported and ready to bolt on. IMO ive seen alot of aftermarket heads very few are "ready to bolt on" when they come out of the box.
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Check for mounting holes on the end of the head.

If they don't have them your headed for a major headache.

they do make brackets for this very reason. i have a set of 461 humps on my 355 now with no mounting holes and i have PS, and an alt..no problem

for a budget build or if you can do the head work yourself they are a nice street head..IMO
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they do make brackets for this very reason. i have a set of 461 humps on my 355 now with no mounting holes and i have PS, and an alt..no problem

for a budget build or if you can do the head work yourself they are a nice street head..IMO
can i ask, what kind of cam are you running?
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when i tell you will chuckle, but its the old 3/4 race cam.. this motor was built in 1984 and now days i use it for my mule engine for my projects. its been in everything from cars to 4x4's. from 2000rpm-5000rpm it pulls nice..

so until i get another BB done its working for the nova again..
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461 and 462 camel humps are good heads for the time. If you building a period specific engine or restoration such as a 350hp/327 they do the trick. You can get the 186 castings, they are 64 cc heads with accessory holes used on 69 302 and 70 350 LT-1 engines.

But I agree for the money you can get a nice set of vortecs or a good set of alums. Look on CL or racingjunk there are lots of deals just gotta be patient.
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[QUOTE=big dog ss;1013350]when i tell you will chuckle, but its the old 3/4 race cam.. this motor was built in 1984 and now days i use it for my mule engine for my projects. its been in everything from cars to 4x4's. from 2000rpm-5000rpm it pulls nice..

is it the one from Crane? if so which one is it? they make like 3 or 4 3/4 cams....
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if i remember right its .470 int./exh. its a pretty choppy cam. sounds a lot meaner then it really is.. that was a long time ago, 25 yrs.. i think i seen the cam still for sale in a PAW catalog.. for a daily driver that you dont need a higher stall converter then stock and pulls nice low to mid range and sounds mean its a nice cam..
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