I find this entry intriguing and exciting.
In the Yates heads the cant was taken out of the valve geometry, so the combustion chambers could be made as shallow as possible, plus there's the typical high swirl architecture in there too. The point to be made is that with the Yates heads the emphasis was not solely on the ports (which are very good) but the combustion chambers were at least given equal billing, if not more. This entry has given me new respect and curiosity for the Yates heads.
The intriguing part ... you can bet those heads are not "out of the box" ... I'm curious what has been massaged to achieve that kind of power.
The exciting part ... at 344 cubic inches that is a mid-size V8 ... and its taking on the big engines. That's something every Cleveland enthusiast should cheer for.
Who said there's no replacement for displacement?
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