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Old 06-03-2011, 06:58 PM
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Where to get heads for 1992 PS205!

I have seen a few others with hairline cracks that have developed in their heads. I seem to have the same problem and have decided to replace them for now. Block was drained last fall so not sure how it happened. Engine runs great with no water in oil etc... My question is can anyone suggest the best place to get heads for the 351W? I see new ones on Ski DIM but they are very expensive. Can I just get the casting numbers on them and match them up with a auto parts supplier? Any help is greatly appreciated.
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Old 06-03-2011, 07:23 PM
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Nothing special with the cylinder heads you can use almost any, alot of people swap in edelbrock aluminum heads
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Old 06-03-2011, 08:37 PM
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The 351 heads are called E7 castings for a non high output engine, 240hp. The higher hp engines came with gt40 heads. Only difference for marine heads are brass freeze plugs.
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Old 06-03-2011, 09:57 PM
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It shouldn't be hard to get replacement heads for your Ford 351W . Here's a Tri-State or Clearwater Cylinder Heads are two sources that have given me and others good service. You might want to consider switching over to GT40-P heads as long as you are swapping them out. The P heads will give you a nice increase in HP for very little extra cost over a set of standard heads. If you do go with the P heads, tell whoever you are getting them from that you intend to use them on a 351W in your boat. They can drill out bolt holes to 1/2 inch and put in the brass freeze plugs right away.
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:26 PM
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I forgot about the p head upgrade, definatly cost less than aluminum heads...
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:29 PM
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P heads are popular at any ford machine shop. Gave $400 for the pair for my boat. My advise is yellow pages for machine shop and ask around. Most machine shops know racers. They know where the ford guys are and how to get you a pair.

Mine were rebuilt completely valve job and all for that price.
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:35 PM
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Standard GT-40 heads are better and more desirable than the Gt-40P but either are an upgrade from the standard 351 heads that came on the non HO motor. Lots of head options for small block Fords.
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Old 06-03-2011, 10:39 PM
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Standard GT-40 heads are better and more desirable than the Gt-40P but either are an upgrade from the standard 351 heads that came on the non HO motor. Lots of head options for small block Fords.
Not $1600 more desirable.

P heads claim 20 more HP too.

Made financial sense to put p heads on mine.
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I am a real da. He's from north Tx.

I got mine from Richards machine shop in euless Tx. 817-545-0799

Sorry for having my head up my #%^ to my shoulders for thinking you were no where near me. I will read more next time.
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Thanks so much. I'll take this all in and make a decision Monday. My boat has the 351W HO. We had just swapped the carb to a brand new 4160, new CAM and lifter set, timing chain and gear etc... The boat runs great but this hairline leak appeared. Hopefully this will be it for the season. Thanks again.
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