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Old 12-04-2012, 05:12 PM   #1
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hi everyone,

I'm the proud owner of an '84 Rampage which I'm currently having a 2.2 rebuilt for. I found out today that it would cost more to have the head I have fixed than to replace it so that's what i'm going to do.

I was hoping to get some advice about whether or not (since I have to replace it anyway) there is a better choice of heads for me to use. currently it has a 445 and I'm going to be keeping the rest of the engine stock except for a possible weber upgrade.

I'm a poor college student and so I want to try and preserve (or improve) the efficacy, so with this in mind what's the best option for me? stick with the 445? or something else?

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Old 12-04-2012, 05:15 PM   #2
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445 / 287 the best choice really. A completely ported 782 would be nice but a lot more money
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The nice thing about a 782 is it boosts the compression and makes the stock spark curve a bit hotter at the same time. I'm running a 782 on my '84 Rampage, even with a turbo on the stock bottom end. It's working out well.
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Old 12-04-2012, 10:57 PM   #4
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I would definitely run a 782, mostly for reasons Una mentioned. I dont see any need to port anything if the engine will remain mostly stock. People with stock 782 heads have gotten into the 11s in the 1/4 mile anyway. It's damn sure good enough for 17s. lol.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:50 PM   #5
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Thanks for the input!

I'll have to see what's out there, and make a decision from there.
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