390 heads on a 360

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390 heads on a 360

Postby 1982 flareside on Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:55 pm

Would i have any problem with 390 heads on a 360. I know a dodge 318 with 360 heads knock off the compression./
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Re: 390 heads on a 360

Postby DuckRyder on Tue Mar 02, 2010 4:59 pm

They are the very same heads.

(So, no you won't have a problem provided you stay within the year, application and port configurations)
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Re: 390 heads on a 360

Postby 1982 flareside on Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:45 pm

Somebody told me the 360 was weak on the top end.
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Re: 390 heads on a 360

Postby convincor on Tue Mar 02, 2010 5:53 pm

the only difference between a 360 and 390 is crank, rods, and pistons.
oh, and the sticker on the valve cover :wink:
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Re: 390 heads on a 360

Postby HOWDY69 on Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:10 pm

1982 flareside wrote:Somebody told me the 360 was weak on the top end.


360 was/is/are low compression...not quite the same thing.
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Re: 390 heads on a 360

Postby Hawkrod on Tue Mar 02, 2010 8:14 pm

HOWDY69 wrote:
1982 flareside wrote:Somebody told me the 360 was weak on the top end.


360 was/is/are low compression...not quite the same thing.

Yes you are correct and to add to that, the low compression has nothing to do with the heads. As already noted, all regular FE engines (352, 390, 410 and even the standard 428) usd the same heads in a given year. That is to say a 67 352 and a 67 428 will both have a C7AE-A heads or a 69 360 and 390 will both have the same C8AE-H heads. Hawkrod
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Re: 390 heads on a 360

Postby sideoilerfe on Wed Mar 03, 2010 12:24 am

1982 flareside wrote:Somebody told me the 360 was weak on the top end.

"Top end" as in higher RPM HP. 360's are a low RPM torque engine for towing and working hard, like a 300 I6.

1982 flareside wrote:Would i have any problem with 390 heads on a 360. I know a dodge 318 with 360 heads knock off the compression./


Mopars are completely different than FE fords.
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Re: 390 heads on a 360

Postby 1982 flareside on Wed Mar 03, 2010 8:32 am

1982 flareside wrote:Would i have any problem with 390 heads on a 360. I know a dodge 318 with 360 heads knock off the compression./


Mopars are completely different than FE fords.[/quote]

Yeah like oiling to the heads are weird.
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Re: 390 heads on a 360

Postby CH3NO2 on Wed Mar 03, 2010 11:02 pm

All engines are different from FE Fords thats why I like them!!
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