gt 40 head probs

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When i ordered the new engine , i had the cast iron gt 40 heads to go along with it , well when we took out the old one , we found that there isnt a port holle for the smog pump line to connect up to on the back side of the heads. now my delema is . the enigine place cant find thoses types of heads that have the port hole on the back side for smog. so do i keep the heads on with the new engine or go back to stock, or block off the smog pump and just say screw it for now. but backing up , will this cause a check engine lite ??? give me some thoughts , now mind ya i live in california sooooo we all know the smog sucks out here, lol i can have them trade the new gt 40 heads out for new stock ones. but thats gonna cut back on some power. tell me what you would do. thanks :comando:
 

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I'm not sure if it'll throw the code...it might, and cali is a different ball game so you'd know more about it then others.

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My advise: Is the car a daily driver? If you have the time to work on it then wait, save some money and get some good alum heads. If you're doing a whole new motor stock heads will really govern your power. If its a financial deal then I totally understand. I have TF Twisted Wedge heads with stock headers lol.
 

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Eliminating the SMOG pump will NOT throw a code. Keep your heads, ditch the pump, leave the EGR, and RIDE OUT! If it throws a code, you're putting a full on crate motor in there ANYWAY. Have a chip burnt on a dyno tune....while you're there, have them turn off the emissions. No light...no problem.
 

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This is the engine im putting in , its has the gt40 heads to go along with it, the old engine is out. new ones on a stand. like i say the pisser is with the heads, take in mind ill also have to kb blower going on , sct chip 42lbs injectors, 90mm maf kb boost pump. i know the chips already programmed for what i have going on. but out here in california, this smog thing kills us. i wishi there were another way of doing this with out going back to the stock heads.
 

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95pootang said:
...but out here in california, this smog thing kills us. i wishi there were another way of doing this with out going back to the stock heads.
Soo I take it alum heads are outa the question...
 

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i think alumminum heads are legal. thats my next step . the guy who built the engines going to up grade to trickflow heads.so they will be here next week.i hope , lol
 

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They are, you get the certificate with 'em. I was just askin if you'd do them now since everything's apart.
 

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Ya , since everythings apart nows the best time, im going to do the 2500 stall converted for the new tranny also
 

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You should buy my ported TFS Hi-Ports. They'll wake it right up AND be smog legal.
 

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i doubt with a kenne belle 42 lb imjectors, that cam, it will be legal anyways.the cam is not that bad, but here in cali almost anything is illegal so i dont think it will be legal anyways so might as well get rid ur smog pump. :dunno:
 

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i have GT40's on my cobra and they have those EGR/smog holes in the back. i'm running smog pump delete and would rather have the heads without the EGR/smog holes in the back like what you have. wanna trade??? :banana:
 

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Man it must suck to be acar guy in cali.. After this upcoming sept. no cars older than 95 have to be tested for emissions. I had my test a little while ago and since im not due until after, im taking off all the egr/smog pump/emissions everything and its going in the garbage. Plus in Missouri the only "law" on mods is you cant have underglow lights on the highway.
 

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i got thinkng can i take theses heads to a machine shop and have them drill out for the port hole that the regular heads have. give me your thoughts. thanks gil
 

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