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Old 03-25-2002, 01:55 PM   #1
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VORTEC heads .. 12558062 or 10239906

hey y'all ...

Which heads are better ..vortecs .. casting #12558062 or 10239906???

here's in the info on the casting numbers ...

10239906...96-up...350.........."Vortec 5700", "L31", 64cc chamber,
170cc intake port, 1.94"/1.5" valves


12558062...98......350..........L31 Vortec, truck, 64cc chambers, 1.94/1.5, 170cc intake port


There used to be "The last word on Vortecs" link here on 3rd gen .. not sure where that went ???
I noticed the 062's don't bring as much money on ebay :\ and
wondered what the deal was !! ... seems like they are a newer
casting number ???


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Old 03-25-2002, 05:32 PM   #2
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Now i've been wrong before. but from what i remember the only difference in the two castings is the plant they came from.

I have the 062's, and so does a friend of mine. so I have no real reference to the 906's
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They are the same. They have identical ports and the same performance potential. You may find the 906's used more on propane and marine /industrial applications. They may or may not
have special valve seat inserts. There is no benefit or disadvantage for your purposes if you do get one of these heads.
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