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Old February 6th, 2014, 22:10
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505 performance heads? are they any good?!!

I dont know who to go with hesco or 505. Both claim to get 30hp more out of their heads. Hesco is aluminum For 2000$ on back order right now, and 505 is cast iron for 800$+.
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Old February 7th, 2014, 10:23
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Re: 505 performance heads? are they any good?!!

I bought a 2001 with the Hesco head on it. I just got it 5 months ago, but I don't really feel any difference.
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Old February 8th, 2014, 10:32
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Re: 505 performance heads? are they any good?!!

I would stay far away from 505. Here is a great review with some links to other fails: http://www.jeepstrokers.com/forum/vi...php?f=8&t=4221

Here is some of their head "work": http://www.naxja.org/forum/showpost....7&postcount=14
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Old February 10th, 2014, 05:45
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Re: 505 performance heads? are they any good?!!

From the photos posted in the link Talyn referenced, they should be taken out and put up against the wall...

Beyond horrible work. IMO, the 505 head is a complete and utter waste of monies.

Quite frankly, the average idiot could do better under the shade tree.
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Old February 10th, 2014, 10:14
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Re: 505 performance heads? are they any good?!!

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Quite frankly, the average idiot could do better under the shade tree.
Didn't CobraMarty buy one?
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Old February 10th, 2014, 10:16
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Re: 505 performance heads? are they any good?!!

Yes... Yes he did. Bragged about the "quality" also...

It never ceases to amaze me how much bad work gets out into the work. It would be one thing if the work had been done under the tree, but the head pictured was a purchased part.

I would have sent it back...
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Old February 10th, 2014, 10:22
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Re: 505 performance heads? are they any good?!!

I would-have sent it back for a refund as well.
I don't like rewarding people -- who deliberately do bad work -- with my hard earned money.
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Old February 10th, 2014, 10:24
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Re: 505 performance heads? are they any good?!!

No Doubt.
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Old February 17th, 2014, 10:16
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Re: 505 performance heads? are they any good?!!

If you're looking for a good head, contact Russ Pottenger @ Bishop Buehl. His work can include a port matched intake manifold too.

http://www.naxja.org/forum/showpost....postcount=1189

No fancy website, but Russ builds all of the Team Naxja strokers and most around here can tell you his work is fantastic.

Russ Pottenger. 626-673-2203
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Old February 17th, 2014, 10:37
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Re: 505 performance heads? are they any good?!!

x2 on Russ, he builds top alcohol dragster engines for a living - he knows what he's doing lol.
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Old February 17th, 2014, 11:27
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X3 on Russ
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Old February 17th, 2014, 12:34
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Re: 505 performance heads? are they any good?!!

Cool beans... When I get to fettling the MJ's engine I'll call him. Ballpark price for doing "the basics"?
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that would best be left to PMs,
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Old February 17th, 2014, 18:33
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Re: 505 performance heads? are they any good?!!

A lot cheaper than a Hesco engine.

Beyond that, every motor is unique to your requirements and use case. I've seen them from $3000 (in a case or two less, but i suspect some trades were involved) and up above 6K for full race customs, with a full range in between.
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Old February 18th, 2014, 04:16
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Re: 505 performance heads? are they any good?!!

After reading that thread on 505, it makes me feel much better that I do my own work. Yikes! To give someone like that money is literally like flushing it down the toilet.

After 5 years of working in the custom car industry, you would be amazed at how many shop owners and managers that I've met that are addicted to drugs or are alcoholics. I know...I worked for one. Only it wasn't drugs my old boss was addicted to, it was gambling. It's a cash industry, and when they get that large sum of money up-front, sometimes they get a little crazy. That, or, they're just bad business people and have no sense of time management, inventory, or customer satisfaction. I have seen countless cases of this. Once they've got your money, it allows them to buy parts for the other projects in the shop that are behind schedule. It's like a never-ending Ponzi scheme. So when I read these kinds of stories I always wonder how these people remain in business. I think it rests mainly on the nature of good people willing to give them the benefit of the doubt - only to be burned in the end like everyone else.

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