Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: North Central Texas
Modifications: street cars, 4X4's, gunsmithing, hiking
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Just an update to those that were curious about the "new" replacement Dodge magnum heads.
After some time putting everything back together the truck is running fine. I could see no visual difference between the original heads and the new ones. I have about 500 miles on the new .30 over 5.2, with a Competition Cams 20-744-9 camshaft, edlebrock headers and Mopar Performance internal parts. I suppose that it's a bit early to judge the heads but they looked identical and are working well so far.
As a side note I did notice that a New Zealand company was making bare casting Dodge Magnum heads (part# 2C2-360-HPST Chrysler 360/318 Magnum 92-98 Cast Iron). I am assuming that these are the heads that I purchased. The company was known as Pro Topline but was recently bought out by another company known as Southern Performance. The USA distributor seems to be Racing Head Service in Memphis, TN although they do not list the heads on their website. In any event I am just glad to get the truck back on the road and would tentatively recommend the replacement heads if you cannot find a good used set to rebuild.
Wayne from North Texas