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  1. fathergratwick on January 5, 2022 at 1:11 pm

    in the SBC world, afr enforcers are the same CHINESE casting AS THE $160-190 heads.. blueprint and skip white rebrand and sell these same heads too. skip white claims to have sold over 5000 sets with not a single failure and they dont do anything but clean them and load them…

  2. Doc Fischer on January 5, 2022 at 1:12 pm

    The only reason they can say the are from the “USA” is that the patent is held here in the country and (crudely) assembled here . All else is BS. There isn’t anything I receive from anyone that I do not check and double check .
    If you are not sure what to look for or perform the simple tasks then take them to a reputable shop.

  3. james mcknight on January 5, 2022 at 1:12 pm

    Its funny people will tell you how bad some heads are but don’t tell you what brand there are so people stop buying them

  4. Ronan Rogers on January 5, 2022 at 1:15 pm

    This video is racist (isn’t that what we say in 2020?)

  5. Donald Lewis on January 5, 2022 at 1:16 pm

    -Terminate all Chinese shipments
    -Return all our military to protect our borders
    -Department of Defense contractors will produce what China was shipping to us

  6. Jake Wade on January 5, 2022 at 1:18 pm

    I am not sure if you can buy ANYTHING 100% American these days. Sad

  7. 5.8capri on January 5, 2022 at 1:18 pm

    i have to sets of procomp heads 3037 and 3038 both on 351w one low compression paxton sc other set is one 11.1 351w daily driver both sets of head where stripped down bear use name brand valve ect ect no problems

    only think i did see was some of the cast kinda rough in the port took little more time porting and cleaning up

  8. Rex Warren on January 5, 2022 at 1:19 pm

    That’s funny

  9. MSH68 on January 5, 2022 at 1:19 pm

    It’s not just the Pro Comp/Speedmaster stuff. Pretty sure Edelbrock now sources all their raw aluminum from China. The E-brock Performer RPM intake on my big block Chevelle actually has rust spots all over the surface. That’s apparently pretty common and entirely due to the bad alloy.

  10. Tj Merryman on January 5, 2022 at 1:19 pm

    I agree buy American if you can but let’s face it a grand to 1500 for some cheap heads still ain’t cheap for the average man

  11. Brian Jacobsen on January 5, 2022 at 1:20 pm

    I’m getting a set of fool ling you heads. Only buck Three 98.

  12. btwbrand on January 5, 2022 at 1:20 pm

    NICE CLOCK. Does it use a Chinese battery?

  13. Linda McEntaffer on January 5, 2022 at 1:21 pm

    One thing I do try to do is stay away from any form of "Chinezium." Every thing bought from China helps grow the Chinese Communist Party. Not honorable people.

  14. turbo man 351w on January 5, 2022 at 1:22 pm

    Dude can I just SHOUT that message 10 times over,soooooooooooo true

  15. akai tv on January 5, 2022 at 1:26 pm

    Trust the Aussies out in Toowoomba for heads , best in the world .

  16. jerry vannosteron on January 5, 2022 at 1:27 pm

    They are good heads but they need American parts in them and they need a good machinist to set them up.

  17. C.J Murdoch on January 5, 2022 at 1:28 pm

    I use to mil cheap Chinese metal.. id trust plastic over anything made in China

  18. 177SCmaro on January 5, 2022 at 1:29 pm

    As far as I would go for "China" heads would be something like Promaxx and even then you gotta be careful. Most people who buy them seem happy with them.

  19. Keith Walker on January 5, 2022 at 1:29 pm

    Nothing to do with being Chinese! Everything is Chinese made nowadays! You get what you pay for! American companies get things manufactured in China but they have to meet quality standards!

  20. joracer1 on January 5, 2022 at 1:30 pm

    A cheap azz wants a $15k engine for $2500, if you can’t afford to buy good high quality parts you shouldn’t be thinking about building a high performance engine, street rod, street strip car, or even a grocery getter… You are ruining this country. Cheap azz. Thanks for pointing this out.

  21. Hector Ortega on January 5, 2022 at 1:33 pm

    It doesnt matter were its made, what matters is How uts Made.

  22. Marshall Matthew Fan on January 5, 2022 at 1:36 pm

    Ive learned the heads are fine but always pull out all the valves and check ever thing over just like you rebuilding the heads.Or just buy bare heads.

  23. Perpetual Grin on January 5, 2022 at 1:39 pm

    I don’t touch the heads, just maintain it. If it ain’t broken

  24. Bilge Pump on January 5, 2022 at 1:42 pm

    remember the Chinese ethos for good business is the more you rip off your customer the better. Thats not just a political statement. Look up the businessman who tried running a motorcycle shop in China.

  25. Tom mews on January 5, 2022 at 1:42 pm

    Ok…lets make one thing clear. If you can prove that any aluminum head blank does not come from over seas. Ill buy a set.

  26. Rue ridge on January 5, 2022 at 1:44 pm

    Shut up. Lining your pockets feeding your family with repairs.

  27. David Drennan on January 5, 2022 at 1:46 pm

    So to sum it up domt buy these chinese heads.

  28. 69Sixpackbee on January 5, 2022 at 1:47 pm

    I guess I must be one of the Lucky ones. I Purchased my big block Mopar “Chinese“ heads from a well-known supplier of Mopar parts on the Internet. When I got them home I did a cursory checking of EVERYTHING. After CC’ing them, port matching and a quick bowl blend these were ready to go pretty much out of the box. I am no novice to building engines but I was pleasantly surprised when I received these, and this is probably 15+ years ago when they first started to introduce them when US soil.
    No problems whatsoever, no valve recession, the bronze guides are still nice and tight and the valves have the thin margin I had hand seated them into years ago. I had these flow matched on a Dynaflo machine back in my hometown and they exceeded their advertised specifications needless to say I was a happy camper for a pair a big block aluminum heads for less than a grand. They are out there but as stated in this message do your homework first as with anything!

  29. LDN Wholesale on January 5, 2022 at 1:48 pm

    Having owned and or been involved with aftermarket heads while the US brand ones are generally better some still have some real problems.
    I have seen the China heads that generally do not flow that well have inserts fall out or the alloy is simply soft. Or the inserts burrow into the heads and you lose all tappet clearance. Plus rocker studs not where they were supposed to be
    Though having bought ‘premium’ US as cast heads that have required a deal of work as well. Both iron and Alloy. And yes one had it seems a valve nip in the guide and the piston gave it a push closed.. Plus some valves closed up as well. Engine went very ‘flat’ first event. Checked leak down and some were leaking. And were 66-67 instead of the advertised 64cc. $700 later one new valve, recut the seats and ream a couple of guides. Plus gaskets etc and having to remove the engine. And ofcourse I had alread had the heads milled to spec.
    Or some others with ‘roller’ springs that collapsed very quickly. Supposed to support 750 lift and collapased at 680
    And some others that had the valves burrow up the ports on LPG and were essentially throw away.
    So the US manufacturers need to get their finger out and finish heads correctly.

  30. chrissy easton on January 5, 2022 at 1:49 pm

    Jesus I made a mistake wish I’d just bought Brodix or Edelbrock etc

  31. Brian Mccutchan on January 5, 2022 at 1:51 pm

    Quit sending money to china.

  32. Dan Burke on January 5, 2022 at 1:52 pm

    Best heads come bare…check your own shit

  33. Ronnie Johnson on January 5, 2022 at 1:53 pm

    The springs can’t be that weak. The kids have to be at least 9 now.

  34. Mark M on January 5, 2022 at 1:55 pm

    Don’t Chinese cyl heads go on blocks with Siamese cyl bores?

  35. David Moore on January 5, 2022 at 1:57 pm

    After all who the hell has a thousand dollars to put and two cylinder heads you have to machine shop to get new valves and springs anyways always better off buying bare heads because a lot of American manufacturers use Chinese valves anyways plus they do a s***** job grinding the seat

  36. Pacfanweb on January 5, 2022 at 1:58 pm

    Personally, I would never run or even buy an assembled head from anyone. Too many stories of Dart and AFR heads that needed work right out of the box. Whatever heads you buy, get them bare and have a good local machinist finish them for you.

  37. steve driver on January 5, 2022 at 1:58 pm

    A local guy here in Australia Tony At All Cylinder head services in Sydney has a chinese head that he gets in blank, he puts medium priced american components in, valves,springs retainers etc and setup there $1600 a set and have made 700Hp on several motors and never had 1 problem . He showed me an Edelbrock performer head side by side and its the same head as the chinese blank he is using.. Edelbrock is selling chinese heads, so is the Brodix IK heads and the Compstar crankshafts, and all the summit engine parts,, its all junk, Edelbrock,, Brodix entry level Compstar, Eagle, Eagle cranks,rods, Go to Alibaba.com you can buy H beam forged rods for $12 each and have your own brand put on them and these are sold as Lunati, Eagle, Scat, Alloy cylinder heads in China $25 a set. There is a photo of the Lunati guy shaking hands in the Factory that makes the $12 conrods that sell for $450 a set in America.

  38. The Gee-tah Guy on January 5, 2022 at 1:59 pm

    Do you like Chinese food?

  39. DarkSim77 on January 5, 2022 at 1:59 pm

    "I have ball point pens that have more spring pressure than that" LMAO

  40. Roy Derouin on January 5, 2022 at 2:01 pm

    I saw a pair of vortec aluminum Cathedral intake heads all clean looked like new in an old wrecked truck standing up on end at pick and pull,…I just stared at the sight

  41. John Granato on January 5, 2022 at 2:01 pm

    Don’t blame the Chinese. They build to the spec & QC standards given to them by the American Brands. BTW, they were able to land a probe on Mars. So, they have the capacity and know-how. Also, they don’t take American jobs. It’s American firms that ship the jobs over there in order to keep their obscene profits. So, yes, beware of Chinese products–just as we were afraid of Japanese products decades ago (even though the Japanese had built the largest battleship during WWII). We get what we pay for and the BRANDS are laughing all the way to the bank.

  42. Travis Quintero on January 5, 2022 at 2:01 pm

    Remember Taiwan backwards is "One Time"! Yeah yeah I know different country

  43. Jerry Lauber on January 5, 2022 at 2:01 pm

    No matter who makes them….buy them bare, do your own work, and buy your own parts.

  44. Michael Dose on January 5, 2022 at 2:01 pm

    Sounds like you need to buy them bare.

  45. Herman Munster on January 5, 2022 at 2:03 pm

    My Kauffman hi port heads $900 ea. Per head BARE! I HAD TO DO $350 More machining! Guides were tight and deck was poorly machined My machine shop said american stuff is as bad as china!

  46. D Anderson on January 5, 2022 at 2:06 pm

    Oh well its a Chevy

  47. Golfnut Bruce on January 5, 2022 at 2:08 pm

    Chinesium isn’t a suitable material for precision parts!

  48. TractionMaster09 on January 5, 2022 at 2:08 pm

    How much out the door shipped for some heads?

  49. David Moore on January 5, 2022 at 2:09 pm

    That may be true for the heads he has but if you buy the ones that come bear off Amazon it’s four hundred bucks for two of them and machine work he’s actually pretty damn good I took them to the best machinist in town he said I scored big not to mention I’ve seen them flow benched and they flow better than dark heads if you ask me American manufacturers need to step up their game and increase manufacturing efficiency so they can lower cost

  50. LeanBurn on January 5, 2022 at 2:09 pm

    15 second intro is way too long

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