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Old 02-28-2005, 09:34 PM   #1
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camel hump heads vs. vortec heads

If I had a choice of one or the other, which would be the better set of heads to get? What specific reasons would one be better than the other?
BTW, these are going on a 350 sbc
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Re: camel hump heads vs. vortec heads

Vortec, hand fcukin down



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Double humps will flow about 190 cfm, maybe less. Vortecs out of the box will flow bout 230-235
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Re: camel hump heads vs. vortec heads

vortec
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Re: camel hump heads vs. vortec heads

Def vortec
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Re: camel hump heads vs. vortec heads

vortec for sure
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Re: camel hump heads vs. vortec heads

let me guess, some old fogey hot rodder said

"back in my dey, der was this here guy in town with a camaro with some of dem camel hump heads and it was the fastest car around"

vortec hands down
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Re: camel hump heads vs. vortec heads

i gots the vortec heads... and have heard nothing but good shiot about them... i dunno yet cause my motor is not done yet...

you can get a set of them for kinda cheap on ebay... but look for casting number: L31 / 12558062 , these are the stronger+better casting versus casting number: 10239906. that casting has hardend exhaust seats that kill low and mid valve lift flow.
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Re: camel hump heads vs. vortec heads

Thanks for the feedback guys.
Vortec's it will be.
Now i just have to go hunting for a cheap set.
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Re: camel hump heads vs. vortec heads

Vortecs are already dirt cheap. That's what awsome. My trusty Jegs catalog sells them for $260 a piece assembled. Thats the cheapest you'll find new. Plus they're a bolt on 40 horsepower.
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Re: camel hump heads vs. vortec heads

Quote: Originally Posted by ReedZ
Thanks for the feedback guys.
Vortec's it will be.
Now i just have to go hunting for a cheap set.
Shouldn't be hard to do, iron vortecs are pretty friggin cheap new to start with. Camel Humps were decent heads 35 years ago, but now a cheap set of vortecs will stomp em in the dirt.
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Re: camel hump heads vs. vortec heads

$260.00 a piece? I guess that's probably cheap, but seems like a lot.
I'm going to see about getting a used set maybe too. I have budgeted only a few hundred bucks for heads.
Would it be worth checking into getting my regular heads redone? ported, etc.?
I dunno....
Old 03-01-2005, 10:44 PM   #12
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Re: camel hump heads vs. vortec heads

Quote: Originally Posted by ReedZ
$260.00 a piece? I guess that's probably cheap, but seems like a lot.
I'm going to see about getting a used set maybe too. I have budgeted only a few hundred bucks for heads.
Would it be worth checking into getting my regular heads redone? ported, etc.?
I dunno....
better than paying up toward $1000+ for a different set.l
Old 03-02-2005, 06:12 AM   #13
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Re: camel hump heads vs. vortec heads

Stock vortecs wont flow that much, but they do flow better than the camel humps.

Summits got some new, ported ones flow 232@.500 lift, screw in studs, and springs good to .520 lift (stock will only handle .480) $650 for the pair.
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Re: camel hump heads vs. vortec heads

I saw those heads your talking about zz4. I think I'm gonna use those on my nova.
Old 03-02-2005, 07:33 PM   #15
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Re: camel hump heads vs. vortec heads

if you were to run vortec heads you have to use a different intake manifold right?
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Re: camel hump heads vs. vortec heads

Correct.
I think the Edelbrock Super Victor Intake works with them.
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Re: camel hump heads vs. vortec heads

Most decent intakes you can find, you'll find in a vortec design too. I've got a vortec edelbrock RPM AIR gap intake.
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Re: camel hump heads vs. vortec heads

Quote: Originally Posted by ZZ4Blazer
Most decent intakes you can find, you'll find in a vortec design too. I've got a vortec edelbrock RPM AIR gap intake.
i have the edelbrock air gap manifold too... i gots the polished one... how do you like your top end setup? what carb are ya runnin'?
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Re: camel hump heads vs. vortec heads

Well, I dont have vortec heads. I've got the fastburn gm heads. Bigger, and flow better than the vortecs.

But, they do have a vortec intake design. So, my top end isnt really relevant or comparable. But, I do think I've got pretty good topend for the mild cam I've got, LT4 HOT cam.
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Re: camel hump heads vs. vortec heads

vortec is probably the more efficient design, but my friend had a set of camel humps on his 10 sec 408.
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Re: camel hump heads vs. vortec heads

Quote: Originally Posted by ReedZ
$260.00 a piece? I guess that's probably cheap, but seems like a lot.
I'm going to see about getting a used set maybe too. I have budgeted only a few hundred bucks for heads.
Would it be worth checking into getting my regular heads redone? ported, etc.?
I dunno....
you should change up your budget a bit and emphasize on the heads. heads are the most important part of an engine. buy some new vortecs and base the rest of the engine around them.
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Re: camel hump heads vs. vortec heads

I hear what you're saying. I guess i just didn't research enough when i decided i'd get some new heads. I really had no idea how much they cost.
My friend has offered me a set of 305 fuel injected heads for free. I believe they are the L31 type if that means anything.
What do you guys think of that option? Should i go with that, or just try to keep saving for the 350 vortec (062's)?
Remember, this is and will continue to be my daily driver.
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Re: camel hump heads vs. vortec heads

if you only have a few hundred for vortecs dont do it .at $260 each new and needing a intake and rocker arms (you shouldnt need them if you buy a used set) it ends up being past you budget so just stick with camel humps
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