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Our largest and best flowing big block chevy cylinders heads, these cylinder heads feature 100% CNC machined intake runners, exhaust ports and combustion chambers. Best suited for +540 cubic inch large displacement racing engines, operating at or below 7600 RPM. Equipped with Titantium retainers and high quality components, these heads are capable of flowing 456 CFM at 0.900" of lift.

385cc Aluminum BBC Cylinder Heads
Part # Description Combustion Chamber
2020-TI Fully CNC Ported 121cc

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385cc BBC
  .200 .300 .400 .500 .600 .700 .800 .900
Int 176 256 327 386 421 444 452 456
Exh 149 205 267 302 322 334 344 350

Test conducted at 28" of water (pressure) on Superflow 600
Bore Size: 4.600", 3/4" radius plate exhaust, 2 1/8" curved pipe

Basic Package Components
100% CNC Ported Intake Ports, Exhaust Ports, & Combustion Chamber
Competition 5-angle Valve Job
11/32" Intake Valve, 2.350" x 5.500" O.A.L
11/32" Tulip Exhaust Valve, 1.880" x 5.450" O.A.L
PAC Racing Spring #1224 1.625 O.D. Solid Roller, 275lbs on seat, .850 Maximum Lift, Max RPM 7400-7600
10° Titanium Retainer 1.500" O.D x 1.180" I.D x .765" I.D
10° 11/32" Valve Locks with lashcap recess
ARP 7/16" Rocker Exhaust Studs
ARP 7/16" Rocker Intake Studs
Adjustable 3/8" Guide Plates
11/32" Viton Valve Seals
AFR #6613
Hardened Spring Cup 1.740" O.D / 1.650" I.D
Intake Valve Seats 2.450" O.D x 2.000" I.D x .375" Deep
Exhaust Valve Seats 2.000" O.D x 1.580" I.D x .375" Deep
11/32" Intake Bronze Valve Guides .502" O.D x 2.10" O.A.L
AFR #9041
11/32" Exhaust Bronze Valve Guides .502" O.D x 2.25" O.A.L
AFR #9042
Specifications & Features:
Material
A356 Aluminum
Intake Port Volume
385cc
Intake Port Dimension
2.565"H x 1.810"W x 15/32 Radius
Intake Port Location
Stock
Exhaust Port Volume
135cc
Exhaust Port Dimension
1.780"H x 2.025" W
Exhaust Port Location
.375" Raised
Combustion Chamber Size(Full CNC)
121cc
Valve Cover Bolt Pattern
Perimeter Bolt
Valve Angle
24°/4° Int, 15°/4° Exh
Valve Spring Pocket Diameter
1.725" O.D
Max Valve Spring Pocket Machining
1.750" O.D
Deck Thickness
.750"
Minimum Bore Diameter
4.250"
Flat Mill
.006" per cc/ Maximum 114cc
Angle Mill
.009" per cc/Maximum 104cc
Note:Angle mills might require a .120" Thick intake gasket.
Minimum Cross Sectional Area
3.890 sq. in.
Spark Plug Dimensions
14mm x .750" w/Gasket Seat

Footnotes

  1. AFR Big Block Chevy

    • With some domed aftermarket pistons, it may be necessary to slightly clearance or modify the piston due to our more efficient heart shaped combustion chamber design. Most of the newer designed dome profiles will clear. AFR strongly recommends material be removed from the piston and not the cylinder head. Our combustion chamber shapes are very critical to flow and altering the cylinder head can adversely affect flow and power production. It is the customers responsibility to verify proper piston to head clearance.
    • Heads are designed for 3/8" pushrods. Larger pushrods will not fit without clearancing and is not recommended since some areas are very thin. AFR recommends the use of .120" thick-wall pushrods.
    • For ideal geometry and wipe pattern AFR strongly recommends AFR stud mount rockers part #6043 for applications below 7400 RPM and .790 lift. For applications above these limits shaft mount rockers are typically advised.
  2. General Recommendations for AFR Cylinder Heads:

    • Bar Codes - Please keep the bar code & paperwork shipped with your head, these contain all the specs for your heads when calling AFR.
    • Pushrods - Different length pushrods might be required, always check pushrod length. Check pushrod clearance with heads placed on the block before final assembly. Larger pushrods will not fit without clearancing and is not recommended since some areas are very thin. AFR recommends the use of .120" thick-wall pushrods.
    • Mills - Flat or angle mills could affect flow numbers and might require a thicker intake gasket.
    • Stud Girdles - Due to many available factory OEM and aftermarket style/variations your existing stud girdle may not fit (AFR heads require AFR Stud Girdles)
    • Boosted/Nitrous Applications - We strongly recommend considering Inconel exhaust valves and AFR's optional heavy duty intake valve for power adder applications. Since boosted or nitrous oxide applications accelerate RPM quickly, additional spring pressure is required. We strongly recommend upgrading your valve springs or increasing your valve spring pressures since boost pressure on the valve reduces spring tension. For example, 15lbs boost on a 2.125 OD valve reduces the springs closed seat pressure by approximately 40-45lbs.
    • All MARINE Applications - We strongly recommend Inconel exhaust valves & also offer a hard anodized coating to slow the effects of corrosion. Please see note on guide clearance below.
    • Valve Guide Clearance - Your AFR Heads come with proper guide clearance (.0012"-.0016") for most applications. Boosted/Nitrous or marine applications might require additional clearance and it is the customer's responsibility to verify proper clearance in these applications.
    • Valve Springs - Forced induction, nitrous oxide and cams with aggressive ramp rates may require additional spring pressure. We offer optional valve springs for these types of applications. AFR also recommends the use of billet cam cores and short travel Hydraulic Roller lifters which tolerate higher spring loads. Please don't hesitate to contact us directly if you question which spring is correct for your application.
    • AFR Titanium Valves - Might require lash caps and different length pushrods. Titanium valves are coated, do not grind valves because it removes the protective coating.
    • Piston to Valve - AFR assumes no responsibility for damage if the end user builds an engine without properly verifying he has enough piston to valve clearance (depth and radial clearance both checked). We recommend a minimum depth of .080" on the intake valve and .100" on the exhaust with a radial clearance of .020" minimum around the perimeter of each valve. Clay is recommended to visually verify both depth as well as radial clearance. Just checking depth is not enough, the position of the valve pocket must also be addressed. It is the customers responsibility to verify proper piston to valve clearance.
    • CNC Porting - Occasionally a 100% CNC ported head might have a very small area left "as cast", this in no way affects performance.
    • Shaft Mount Rockers - Shaft mount rockers might require additional clearance for proper pushrod fitment. Do not clearance the push rod area as the wall is .060" thick.
    • Spring Installation - To ease installation with 1.550" O.D or larger springs, 12 pt head bolt or studs are recommended for extra clearance. Beveled or ground washers might be needed (ARP #200-8504 comes with smaller O.D and doesn't need to be ground)
    • Rocker Arms - Use full roller rocker arms, roller tip rockers with stock style bodies are NOT recommended.