Originally Posted by GTOGEORGE
Norwalk.......................90 degrees plus...................... Mark Kauffman sets the N/A door car record to 7.25, then backed it up with a 7.24!
now, is that a "Ford" design, or a "Chevy" design ? as if it matters...
bye-bye Tiger heads. Inline valve top ends with $10K in R&D and custom offset everything, all for absolutely nothing...
I said it years ago, it was only a matter of time before canted valve heads were gonna wipe up the floor with inline valves on a Pontiac engine. And if guys out there don't believe it, you're a fool, and dumb.
the money and cost of the heads doesn't mean anything at this point. It's only going to take a couple times for the guys running inline valve heads to get beat repeatedly, before the ego crush is too much for them- and they chuck the inline valve heads, for canted valves. If they're serious racers, they'll remortgage the house to get the money to buy them.
it's all about ego boost, and ego crush- the money is secondary. Ever talk to a drug addict ? He's not too concerned about what it costs, or what it's doing to him.
the only question now is, can KRE produce the heads in sufficient quantity and quality, to supply the market- along with all the required aftermarket hardware to match them, i.e. headers, cams, intakes, valvetrain.
it's one thing to make a one-off head
it's another to mass produce it economically enough, to turn a profit.
there's also rumors of a new Ford head coming out in the future, with a new revised port arrangement. It's going to get interesting.