Drag Racing Cylinder Head Saint Joseph MO

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Cornett Automotive Inc
(816) 233-4094
1225 N 4th Street
Saint Joseph, MO
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair, Auto Tire Shop Equipment & Supplies
Products
Brakes & Suspensions
Payment Options
American Express, MasterCard, Discover, VISA

Belt Alignment & Frame
(816) 233-8680
3636 Messanie Street
Saint Joseph, MO
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Auto Oil & Lube, Brakes Service & Repair, Auto Tire Shop Equipment & Supplies, Auto Alignment Frames & Axles Service & Repair
Hours
Mon-Sat
Payment Options
Lay-A-Ways, 90 Days Same as Cash

Firestone Complete Auto Care
(816) 233-5131
3805 Frederick Avenue
Saint Joseph, MO
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair, Tires Wholesale & Manufacturers
Hours
M-Sa: 7: 00am-7: 00pm
Su: 8: 00am-5: 00pm
Payment Options
Debit Cards, American Express, Checks, MasterCard, Discover, Cash, VISA

Collision Repair Specialists
(816) 232-5886, 001-2004
3900 Frederick Avenue
Saint Joseph, MO
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Brown Mike Autobody
(816) 279-6406
1611 Frederick Ave
Saint Joseph, MO
Services
Auto Body

Kruse's Auto Center, LLC
(816) 364-5939
901 North 4th Street
St. Joseph, MO
Certifications
Blue Seal Certified
Membership Organizations
National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE)

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Bob's Auto Repair
(816) 232-8979
1817 S 10th Street
Saint Joseph, MO
Services
Auto Service & Repair, Brakes Service & Repair
Products
Brakes, Front Ends

Avenue Auto Sales & Service Inc
(816) 232-2710
4202 Saint Joseph Avenue
Saint Joseph, MO
Services
Auto Air Conditioning & Heating Service & Repair, Auto Service & Repair, Auto Tire Shop Equipment & Supplies, Used Cars
Hours
Mon-Sat

Dishon Tire Service Inc
(816) 364-6000
1502 Frederick Ave
Saint Joseph, MO
Services
Car Washes, Car Detailing, Tire Shops

Oram Material Handling Systems
(816) 279-2322
727 S 8th St
Saint Joseph, MO
Services
Industrial Vehicle Repair

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Drag Racing Cylinder Head Selection

Brendan Baker

When you talk about performance heads for drag racing - or any other performance application for that matter - the best heads aren't necessarily the ones with the biggest cubic feet per minute (CFM) numbers. Experts say that the key ingredient is high velocity matched with good flow. But the high flow numbers may blind your customers from seeing the whole picture, so it is up to you to explain.

Some cylinder head experts compare flow numbers to horsepower numbers on a dyno - but guess what? They're not all equal. So if you see one head with extremely high CFM numbers there are a couple of guesses what may be going on. One cylinder head expert says that the general enthusiast/racer doesn't know if the numbers are bogus, all he sees is a big number and that's what he wants.

Larger engines need larger volume ports. And today there are many aftermarket cylinder heads to choose from with larger ports. But before these heads were available, drag racers didn't have many options as to what size heads to use. Most racers would look for the biggest stock head available and adapt it to their application. Yet one of the biggest problems with using stock heads is that you're stuck with the port locations and the thickness of the casting, so you can't get too radical.

Some aftermarket heads have features such as raised runners and relocated ports to improve airflow. Today's aftermarket "as cast" cylinder heads with unmachined ports often flow better than stock heads that have been ported. And "bare" aftermarket heads are available to allow CNC porting to create almost any shape port you want.

Cylinder head specialist Darin Morgan says that with all the aftermarket heads available choosing a cylinder head today is a difficult task. Unfortunately, a bad choice can cost thousands of dollars in wasted time, says Morgan, and a bad head choice may go unnoticed without ever showcasing how good your engine could have been.

So with all the heads on the market, how do you make the right choice? Morgan says it's a complex issue with no simple answer.

"I wish I could lay out some quick and easy mathematical equations or some simple guidelines to help, but there simply aren't any," says Morgan. "It's a complex issue, which is why so many people have trouble. The best way to grasp what's most important is to use what I consider the five most important variables used to tune the induction system:

Average velocity;

Individual instantaneous velocities;

Shape/design (maximize a homogeneous velocity profile over the entire port and at the same time promote efficient flow);

Rate of velocity change; and

Airflow. Morgan says that if you follow his five variables you'll soon find the most important rules of designing an induction system are: Velocity, Velocity, Shape, Velocity and, finally, Airflow.

We then talked to Curtis Boggs at Race Flow Development (RFD), who says his company takes a bare casting and comes up with its o...

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