360 head choices. What's everyone running?

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      When I bought my heads at 40% off, I also bought the intake for 40% off. In fact, I bought 2 intakes.
       
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        I swear it was around the 12th of September so we're only talking 30 days. Or at least I would try and wait that out at the very least. Two things to take into consideration one is the intake will be 30% off as well. Also the intake is the one thing that I'm going to buy next time if possible because it mounts also to a Magnum engine if you ever wanted to do a magnum swap. Magnum engines in the Pick-n-Pull here are under $200 with a 6-month warranty. Think about a 360 magnum in your car and merely needing only a good intake manifold to make it happen for the most part...
         
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          Depends on how much you need them in the near term.
          Just because they have had a sale on them in the past is no guarantee they will in the future.
           
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            I'm wondering that myself. I'd like to pick up a set of their 179cc iron Magnum heads for my truck and I'm waiting for that potential sale so I can scoop them up for 200 n something each.
             
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              The barge is out to sea. lol The price is going up
              Be sure to check the ports for bats. lol
               
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                True just because they've had a sale every single year doesn't mean they'll have one this year LOL.. I've got an intake manifold waiting in my cart will see if I can pull the trigger. I'm willing to wait...
                 
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                  I had thought about thay as well, but heads prone to crack always shyed me away
                   
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                    These are the 360 heads I quoted to get fixed. 20200804_190544.jpg 20200804_190548.jpg
                     
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                      I like those heads you got.

                      As for the sm mags...There are a lot of mixed up opinions about the origins, what they are based on. Stock mag port volume is smaller than a j head...so why anyone would think they are a basic mag copy meanwhile at 179cc is beyond me. Stock mag heads are crackers, 302 as well. Real bad.
                       
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                      If I did $200 Magnum swap from the Pick-n-Pull with a 6-month warranty I wouldn't even take the heads off. likely my wife's 98 Durango has cracks and so does my 98 ram 2500... What we don't see doesn't kill us...
                       
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                        Those look like a bare set of heads that have been sitting for awhile and have flash rusted. I can imagine any shop would want a good amount to bring them back to snuff... Know if you had a known running set of heads that had everything together and you lap the valves and put some new seals in you could probably get away with running them for a few months... but that would only work so long if the valve guides are shot...
                         
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                        This wouldn't be a bad deal and for an additional 150-200 bucks they can cleanup the bowls.
                         
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                          Each???...
                           
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                          I'm living in the past, it used to be 500 a pair.
                          It's probably sold individual now at 500. lol maybe
                           
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                            well I read that link and no where did it seem to say whether it was each or not..
                             
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                              Yeah with 179cc intake ports seem they could be better than the EQ ch318 head, but I have not read any good reports on the SM magnum, anyone have one in their hands, if so what are your thoughts? curious minds want to know.
                               
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                                I have a set of bare sm magnum heads.....look like bare magnum heads.....dark in color....

                                Have all the hardware to put them together...just never have.....

                                I think the problem with their Black Friday sale....some people are just going to wait to see if it happens again instead buy stuff now......
                                 
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                                  Problem...?...
                                   
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                                  You should be able to see the diff 'inside the port' between a stock 154cc and a 179cc sm mag. The 2.02 arrowheads I tested long ago that had no porting did 213cfm intake and 152 exh. Fwiw.
                                  I think the bowl blend option would be a good idea.
                                   
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                                  here....you guys look.....not on my list of things to do....lol

                                  Left to right.....SM magnum...EQ done by IMM....Indy LA-X done by IMM...and..and TA head from AARCuda...

                                  the SM head ports are alot rougher...

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                                    From the Hughes site regarding the new replacement magnum heads:
                                     
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                                      That's why we quit selling them. Indy is coming out with a replacement LA head in the near future, why I don't know...
                                       
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                                        Perhaps slightly upgraded to resist cracking....????
                                        I’d bet the ports would be “Enhanced.” Just a tad.
                                         
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