FORD 289 302 347 NKB-190cc ALUMINUM HEADS 62cc NKB-FORD-272
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FORD NKB 190cc/62cc ULTRA HIGH FLOW CYLINDER HEADS, 289 302 347 ENGINES.
Setup for hydraulic flat tappet cams.
190cc RUNNERS, 62cc COMBUSTION CHAMBERS.
THE BEST FLOWING, BEST QUALITY SBF ALUMINUM HEADS ON THE MARKET FOR THE MONEY.
This sale is for one fully assembled set of heads.
The springs in these heads are set up to operate with hydraulic flat tappet cams up to .535 lift. For those running hyd. roller cams, see our other listings for these heads with the part number NKB-FORD-274.
The NKB FORD aluminum heads have 62cc combustion chambers with 190cc runners, 2.02/1.60 stainless valves. These heads are not built by Procomp, and have no association with them in any way.
Spark plugs are in standard Ford location.
Our cylinder heads are made from AC4B alloy and tempered to T6 standards. Details about this alloy are in the lower section of this ad.
We certainly know where to draw the line with low end products, and we continue to eliminate parts that we once accepted but that eventually had problems. Sometimes it's not that a particular product has had a problem that leads to its elimination; something better just comes along. The NKB cylinder heads are that â€œsomething better" coming along. Considering the price is only slightly higher than our former line of heads, this has to be the best value in a set of cylinder heads we have ever offered.
A breakdown of the part number.
The NKB stands for "New Kid on the Block"; 190 represents the runner size, 272 designates the use of 100 long valves, and single springs with a damper setup for hyd. flat tappet cams. You will also see the heads listed with the number 274. The 274 designates the use of 200 long valves with dual springs with a damper, setup for hyd. roller cams. We also have the valve train setup for solid roller cams, and will have the number 583 rather than 272 or 274. Be absolutely certain of what you need before buying. Feel free to call us if you need assistance deciding what you need for your build.
Below is our flowchart on these heads. All tests were performed on a Superflo 1020 bench by our expert head builder. We stand behind the accuracy. We have noticed many other sellers posting what we consider to be false flow numbers on the heads they are selling. We find this to be nothing short of outright fraud. Of course, flow numbers can vary a few points depending on equipment used and testing methods, but not by 15-25 points. Notice the low lift flow numbers produced by our new heads. That is as important as the upper lift numbers, and it's why these heads produce so much peak power and torque. We are very impressed with the flow numbers of our new heads.
See our other listings for these heads with our Competition Series PBM valves.
ONE YEAR WARRANTY, UNLIMITED MILEAGE.
Here is a rundown on the hardware used in these heads and the assembly process.
Melling High Performance Dual Springs.
COMP CAMS "POSITIVE STOP" VITON VALVE STEM SEALS. # 529-16
We purchase most of our valve train hardware in bulk for our engine program. Below is a copy of one of our invoices from Comp Cams showing several of our rather large purchases of valve train hardware. We have removed the price and our account number for privacy reasons. This is the best way we can prove to our customers that the valve train products we use and sell are genuine Comp Cams products.
IMPORTANT NOTE, MUST READ!
We have noticed several sellers offering these heads with a one size fits all valve springs for dual use on hydraulic flat tappet and hydraulic roller cams.
We are sure this is not the proper way to setup the heads.
If they have this one size fits all setup somewhere in the middle spring pressure values of what is required for a hyd. flat tappet and a hyd roller cam, then it would be too much for the hydr. flat tappet cam, and create a wear issue. Putting too much pressure on flat tappet cams is a sure way to kill the cam. If these middle of the road springs were used on a hyd. roller cam, then the spring pressure would be too low. Valve float and its damaging effects, along with a loss of performance, are sure to occur.
We use the correct spring for your setup and it is never the same on a hyd. flat tappet as it would be on a hyd. roller cam. As mentioned above, the spring requirements between a roller cam and flat tappet cam are dramatically different. Even the odd ball solid flat tappet cam has its own unique setup depending on the lift. The one size fits all hardware claims also to work on these cams. We know of several sellers offering this insane setup to unsuspecting buyers, and it's not the proper way to set up a set of heads. We would not even consider using a spring setup like this, and believe me, the simplicity of it is appealing.
Our cylinder heads are made from AC4B alloy and tempered to T6 standards. You may have heard the alloys 355 and 356 being used on many heads. The alloy used on our heads is similar but slightly different. The AC4B alloy is commonly used by automakers in Europe and Japan. Take notice of the Rm value. This value indicates the tensile strength of an alloy. As you can see, it's higher than all the other common alloys in this chart. It's no surprise as to why we have never experienced a failure of any kind with these heads. Zero failures in the casting, zero failures in the seats and guides. We have sold over 5000 pair of these heads over the past four years.
Guide plate recommendation.
Stud Girdle recommendation.
NKB-190cc RUNNER SIZE 62cc COMBUSTION CHAMBERS FOR FORD ENGINES
Intake Valve Dia: 2.02"
Intake Port volume: 190cc
Intake Port Dim: 2.0" x 1.12"
Int Port Location: Stock
Intake Gasket: Felpro# 1262
Head Gasket: Felpro# 10112
Exh Valve Dia.: 1.600"
Exh Port volume: 70cc
Exhaust Port Dim:
Exh Port Location: Stock location & bolt pattern
Exhaust Gasket: Depends on what type exhaust you're using. Best to try and match up the gasket to your header or manifold
Flow, Intake: See chart above.
Flow, Exhaust: See chart above.
Head Bolts: ARP 154-3601
Rocker Studs: ARP 100-7101 ( 7/16" Rocker Arms)
Manifold: Most any. Our line of intakes fit very well on the NKB heads.
Milling: Min. Down to 58.5cc or 64.5 = .060" See info in this listing for details on this.
Pistons: Most aftermarket pistons.
Push Rod length:
Push rod Guide Plate: Comp Cams 4835-8 (5/16" Diameter Pushrods)
Retainers/Locks: Chromoly Steel Retainers, with 10° Comp brand machined locks are used on all of our heads.
Spark Plug: Autolite #3923 -- 14mm x 3/4" Reach
Spring Pockets: 1.550" OD (.030" deeper max)
Springs: 1.43 large size outer diameter with internal damper.
Valve Length: 5.015" (+.100") for hydraulic flat tappet cams.
Valve Stem Dia: .3415" - 11/32"
Valve Train: STD SBF 3/8" or 7/16" stud mount
Valve Guides: 1/2" OD Int = Mag-bronze Exh = Phos-bronze (.002" press)
Valve Guide length: 1.950"
Valve Guide clearance: .0014" - .002" (with our .3415 dia. valve stem)
Valve Guide Spacing: 1.890" moved .030" from stock
Valve Seats: Hardened Ductile Iron, .006" press
Valve Seat dim. Standard
Valve Seat angles: Int = 32° - 45° - 60° - 70° Exh = 37° - 45° - radius
Torque: Head Bolts = 65 ft/lb
Rocker Studs = 55 ft/lb
Manifold = 30 ft/lb
Block Use: Any SBF Iron or Aluminum
Weight: 59-61 lbs fully assembled pair.
I'm sure many of you have noticed there are 2 high performance engine builders in Kingsport, TN with similar names, leading to a great amount of confusion.
We are Skip White Performance, NOT White Performance and Machine.
Due to the name similarity, many customers looking for us online inadvertently find them, thinking we are the same company. Definitely not...there is no connection between the two companies. We don't have a problem with free enterprise (competition). However, when the competition builds their foundation on such things as a name similarity and their supposedly long history of being in business, then we think it's about time we set the record straight.
We have owned White Performance since 2003, with the exception of the machine shop, which was owned by Fred White at the time. He continued to operate the machine shop and build engines for us while we continued selling online under the user ID of skipwhite and the store name of whiteperformance1.
Due to their limited production capability and many disagreements about the engine and head building process as well as workmanship, we opted to open a full scale machine shop of our own a few years later. Fred White began competing against us even though our contract had a non-compete clause in it.
As our business grew, we opened a second, much larger warehouse and machine shop around 2011, located on Brookside Ln. in Kingsport TN. By putting heart and soul in this company, we have become the number one street rod engine builder in the nation.
Fred sold his shop to an investor in 2016 and the new owners continue to reap the benefits from this confusion between the two shops. This investor lacked any knowledge of this industry. They continue to use the White Performance & Machine name. Contrary to what is posted on their website, Fred White is no longer associated with the company in any way. Their main spiel in advertising is, "In business since 1979," when in fact, we purchased the White Performance company in 2003, with the exception of the machine shop.
All in all, we have been in this business going on 17+ years. Skip White's passion has been owning and building street rods for 47 years on a personal level. The knowledge he has gained over time has allowed him to venture into this business and succeed to a very high level.
The great pretenders continue capitalizing on our success due to the name similarity, but have been degrading our reputation. We have been getting calls nearly on a daily basis from people that now realize there are two shops in this town with very similar names. Customers complain of serious problems in getting their orders in a timely manner from them. They think they purchased their cylinder heads from us. Due to the confusion, there is an increasing amount of negative feedback that is affecting our name within the street rod community, when in fact we have a near perfect reputation in this industry. We have an "A+" rating with the Better Business Bureau and we have maintained the A+ rating for many years.
FAST FORWARD TO PRESENT DAY...We have become the largest street rod engine builder in the nation. Our engines, rotating assemblies, and cylinder heads are built to very high standards and shipped to our customers in a timely manner. We are a premier seller on with a positive feedback score of well over 206,000 and growing, as compared to our competitor’s score of approximately 24,000.
Our engines are custom-built to our customers' specifications and are shipped in approx. 2-5 weeks, perhaps sooner, depending on the season. Our rotating assemblies usually ship out in about one week or less, and our heads ship in about a week or less.
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