Head questions

Discussion in 'Camaro Questions' started by Docs Motorcycle Shoppe, Jan 2, 2018.

  1. Docs Motorcycle Shoppe

    Docs Motorcycle Shoppe New Member

    Dec 16, 2017
    Mt. Ulla
    I have a 305 all stock..I found a set of 416 heads but they've already been worked .500 springs and bigger valves. My question is can I use these without putting a new cam in or will I need to put moor money in the bottom end to ?
  2. CorkyE

    CorkyE Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Nov 4, 2004
    Ringgold, GA
    Just in my opinion, that head, or any other head is not a bang for the buck deal with a 305. Save your money and buy a 350 based engine, they're very reasonable for the HP vs the dollar spent.

    BTW, welcome to NastyZ. :)
  3. RS1979

    RS1979 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

    Jun 18, 2013
    Memphis, TN
    I agree with Corky. The 350 has more HP potential than the 305. Drive the 305 while you build the 350.
  4. larrylarry

    larrylarry Veteran Member

    Dec 22, 2011
    San Antonio Tx
    Yes you can use that head but I’d check the valve to piston clearance unless the pistons are dished a lot. Flat top pistons I’d check, dish pistons maybe not.
  5. cadillac_al

    cadillac_al Veteran Member

    Apr 22, 2015
    I wouldn't mess with a good running stock 305. I would invest in a 350 if more power was needed.

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