HEAVY OR LIGHT HEAD CASTING:

Heavy Casting

Fig. 3.10.12a

  The cylinder heads from 1955 through 1974 are all heavy castings. Chevrolet started producing light castings in 1975. If you look at the head in Fig. 3.10.12a, the RED "A" points to the straight edge of the heavy casting head as compared to the RED "B" in Fig. 3.10.12b where there is material removed along the edge.

 

 

NOTE: Not all cylinder heads produced after 1975 are light castings, there are a number of heads after 1975 that are heavy castings.

 

Lite Casting

Fig. 3.10.12b

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