- How do I identify Chevy Vortec heads?
- Can you put Vortec heads on a TBI 350?
- Can I put Vortec heads on a 327?
- Is the 5.7 Vortec a good engine?
- How much horsepower does double hump heads add?
- What degree are Vortec heads?
- What is the difference between Vortec heads and regular heads?
- Will Vortec heads work on older 350?
- What is the difference between LS and vortec?
- What cars came with Vortec heads?
- What is so special about a Vortec engine?
- Is there a 327 4 bolt main?
- How much HP do Vortec heads?
- Will 327 heads fit on a 350?
- Are Vortec heads worth it?
- What makes Vortec heads so good?
- Is 350 or 327 engine better?
How do I identify Chevy Vortec heads?
The easiest way to identify a Vortec head is by the sawtooth pattern cast into the front.
Look for casting number 12558062, but avoid casting number 10239906, which has a modified exhaust seat and loses 20 percent of its flow at 0.120-inch lift..
Can you put Vortec heads on a TBI 350?
If you wanted the Vortec heads on your engine then you would have to buy a new intake manifold to be able to get the TBI set-up onto the heads. … But you would need to buy a TBI intake manifold to bolt up to the Vortec heads. You can’t by a spacer for the Vortec intake manifold.
Can I put Vortec heads on a 327?
The L31 Vortec heads will bolt onto any Gen I small block. Your 327 isn’t any different than any other Gen I small block built from 1955 thru 2002. The main difference with using the Vortec heads is the different intake bolt pattern as already mentioned.
Is the 5.7 Vortec a good engine?
The best-known and most-beloved has to be the “350” or 5.7-liter version; especially with Chevrolet and GMC trucks. They are powerful, tough, reliable and it is relatively easy to “soup up” or increase their performance.
How much horsepower does double hump heads add?
“Double-hump” heads were found on many of its high-performance engines in the 1960s and early 1970s. They were manufactured with larger intake and exhaust port volumes and valves for the period, and engines equipped with them had output ratings of more than 350 horsepower.
What degree are Vortec heads?
Vortec Intake Valve Seats and Combustion Chamber The Vortec combustion chamber is a kidney-shaped design that promotes better combustion and will have the spark plug located near the center of the chamber. The regular 350 head utilizes a 90 degree intake bolt angle while the Vortec makes do with a 72 degree bolt angle.
What is the difference between Vortec heads and regular heads?
The Vortec heads are a little bit lighter than the older heads and have a “kidney” or “heart” shaped combustion chamber that is more efficient than the double hump chamber. The L31 Vortec comes in two different casting numbers, 10239906 (#906) or 12558062 (#062).
Will Vortec heads work on older 350?
night rider Veteran Member. Yes the 1996-02 L31 350 vortec heads will bolt to ANY gen 1 350 engine.
What is the difference between LS and vortec?
The Vortec truck harness has a large portion up on top of the intake manifold, is supported by it, and is covered or hidden by the plastic engine cover. The LS engine harness is configured much differently and the intake manifold is exposed and uses valve covers to dress up the engine.
What cars came with Vortec heads?
Re: Which vehicles came with Vortec heads? ( 96 thru 99 Chevy and GMC pickups, Suburbans, Tahoe, and Blazers. There were two types of Vortec heads, small heads were used on the small V-8 truck engine, the larger L31 heads were used on all 5.7 V-8s. The ones you want are L31, 5.7 heads.
What is so special about a Vortec engine?
The redesigned cylinder heads of a Vortec engine provides for improved combustion efficiency. The intake ports (reshaped) of the engine provides for better cylinder filling and fuel atomization by promoting higher air flow velocities to the combustion chambers via the ports.
Is there a 327 4 bolt main?
They never made a 327 4 bolt main block. You can make one with a large journal 327 crank in a 4 bolt 350 block due to the same bore that they have.
How much HP do Vortec heads?
GM Vortec cylinder heads are used with a Comp Cams Xtreme Energy 262° camshaft to produce 390 HP and 426 ft-lbs of torque.
Will 327 heads fit on a 350?
They are perfect for a 350. Both the 327 and the 350 have a 4″ bore so they like the same heads. Old heads like that will have softer valve seats, so if you want them to last a long time, you should either replace the seats or run leaded gas in the engine.
Are Vortec heads worth it?
vortec heads are one of the cheapest hp gain and they’ll give you better gas mileage. For the center bolt valve covers the ones for the vortec heads are taller then the center bolt valve covers you find on non-vortec heads.
What makes Vortec heads so good?
The L31 Vortec heads have larger ports than the older Gen I cast steel heads, so they outflow the older heads. The Vortec heads are a little bit lighter than the older heads and have a “kidney” or “heart” shaped combustion chamber that is more efficient than the double hump chamber.
Is 350 or 327 engine better?
With all other things being equal—-the 327 will rev higher (short stroke)—-the 350 will make more torque (more cubes-longer stroke). Both are great engines and respond well to performance upgrades!