View Full Version : Head Talk 89' prostar 190 Ford 351w

08-10-2006, 12:40 AM
I now have water spraying from the head gasket! Could I need new heads too?

If I replace the gasket how will I know if I need new heads?


08-18-2006, 12:54 AM
Rebuilt heads on the way. I bought from First Mate. 220 pr. Not a bad price for fully rebuilt heads. I was quoted 85 for ones out of a junkyard and they would still need to be magna flowed and bench tested.

08-18-2006, 07:36 AM
That sounds like a pretty good price. I know some on here would have suggested bumping to gt40 heads right away. But - that would have been much more $$$'s if I remember correctly.

08-18-2006, 11:32 AM
I looked into it and Discount Inboard said they would not work with my older engine. Also they are 695 pr. At that price why not spend another 2k for a whole new motor. I actually thought about that too.

I will let you know how the new ones work.

08-18-2006, 09:20 PM
The GT40 heads will drop right on any 351w. You can find regular GT40's and GT40p's fully rebuilt for $550. You can find used heads for 200-400 also.