Cylinder Heads: Bow Tie 502
For baseline runs of the freshened 502ci mill and stroked 540ci engine, we utilized a set of GM ZZ502 cylinder heads (PN 12363392). They come with 290cc oval intake ports and 110cc exhaust ports with equal-sized combustion chambers. While they can be purchased complete as off-the-shelf pieces from GM, JMS Racing performed a small valve job by installing larger, 2.250/1.900-inch intake/exhaust valves and heavier-duty COMP dual valvesprings.
Cylinder Heads: Dart Pro 1
While we got our set from Dart Pro 1 cylinder heads as a bare set, Aerohead Racing Components performed the custom assembly for our 540ci stroker build. Race-proven features and affordable pricing make these Dart Pro 1 355-T6 aluminum cylinder heads one of the biggest values in racing. The Pro 1 cylinder heads feature 119cc combustion chambers and larger, 325cc intake runners with 129cc exhaust runners. Aerohead’s team added 2.300/1.880-inch intake/exhaust stainless steel valves, Aerohead spring cups, hydraulic roller 1.550-inch dual valvesprings (354 lb/in), and 10-degree split locks with Viton seals. ARP 7/16-inch rocker studs were also installed along with Dart adjustable guideplates.
Holley 950 HP
Holley’s HP-Series carburetors include updates to their traditional line of 4150-style pumpers. These updates include cast main bodies without choke horns and smoothed venture transitions for increased airflow. Since they’re aimed directly at optimizing power and performance for racing applications, other important modifications include screw-in air bleeds, stainless steel throttle plates, and notched floats. Holley also has Dominator-style fuel bowls to allow fuel line plumbing from either side. All of our 502ci and 540ci testing used the 950 HP for dyno pulls at JMS. CHP