If you want to buy a set fully assembled and ready to drop on your block, Hughes Engines sells these heads complete with 2.02/1.62 valves and new rockers and shafts for less than $1,700. If you want to buy a set fully assembled and ready to drop on your block, Hughes Engines s This is one of Hughes Engines' assembled small-blocks. Check 'em out at hughesengines.com If you have some extra coin to spend on cylinder heads, Brian recommends Edelbrock's Performer RPM cylinder heads. With porting, they'll easily support 500 hp, and the weight savings over iron heads is always worth noting. If you have some extra coin to spend on cylinder heads, Brian recommends Edelbrock's Perfo Hughes $5,000 Stroker Description PN Price Engine block and machining N/A $500.00 Stroker kit HUG318 $1,600.00 Hydraulic flat-tappet cam Take your pick $160.00 Hydraulic lifters HUG5001 $44.00 Custom-length pushrods N/A $225.00 RHS heads complete (stainless 2.02/1.62 valves) HUG20301C $1,150.00 Rocker arms and shafts HUG1506-S16 $440.00 Rocker shaft hold-down kit HUG7440 $85.00 Gasket set HUG3010 $58.00 ARP fasteners HUG7334 $130.00 Edelbrock RPM Air-Gap HUG5303 $259.00 Holley 750-cfm carburetor N/A $400.00 OK, that totals just over $5,000, and no, we didn't include valve covers, timing cover, and oil pan, but hopefully you'll be able to reuse that stuff from your donor engine. Still, we think this is a great price for Chrysler stuff. Even better: The Hughes guys told us this combination will make damn close to 500 hp. Put that in your Duster and smoke it. Supercharged 318 We spoke with Bob Woods, owner of The Supercharger Store, to get his take on a 318 build. Coinci-dentally, he was just finishing assembly of a 318 build for our sister magazine Mopar Muscle. The goal was to make enough power to run low 11s in a '67 Valiant but still generate 12 inches of vacuum at idle, get 16 to 18 mpg, run A/C and power brakes, and burn 91-octane gasoline, not uberexpensive race gas. You'll have to get the specs and build details in upcoming issues of Mopar Muscle, but Woods whispered the dyno numbers to us: On the motor, this combination made 370 hp and 349 lb-ft. Boosted with 14.5 psi from a Procharger P1SC, this stock-stroke engine made 662 hp and 587 lb-ft at the crank. Woods was especially proud of the low-end torque this combination generated. At 2,500 rpm, the dyno read 305 pounds of twist. For a more budget-oriented build, Woods recommends the following: • 0.030-over 318 short-block-reuse the stock crank and rods • Speed-Pro pistons: TRW-L 2329F-30 ($395.12) • Hughes-built RHS heads: HUG 20301B ($975.00) • Hydraulic flat-tappet cam specs: 223/232 duration at 0.050, 0.540/0.571 lift (using 1.6:1 rocker arms), 113-degree LSA SOURCES Racing Head Service 3416 Democrat Road Memphis TN 38118 877-776-4323 www.racingheadservice.com JMS Racing Engines El Monte CA 626-579-4567 www.jmsracing.com KB Performance Pistons 1040 Corbett St Carson City NV 800-648-7970 http://www.uempistons.com/ Blueprint Engines Kearney NE 800-483-4623 www.blueprintengines.com Hughes Engines 23334 Wiegand Lane Washington IL 61571 309-745-9558 www.hughesengines.com IMM Engines Indio CA 760-347-5493 www.immengines.com « | 1 | 2 | 3 | View Full Article By John McGann Enjoyed this Post? Subscribe to our RSS Feed, or use your favorite social media to recommend us to friends and colleagues!