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Hello All,

I have what I believe to be a 1966 GT Coupe. The car came from Georgia and has been in the family for about 25 years. It is as far as I can tell, an actual GT Coupe, more or less original. It is unfortunately a bit on the rough side. My plan is to take it back to pretty much original condition. I am only planning it to be a Sunday driver.

I am planning to rebuild the engine to start and considering rebuilding the engine to be a GT 350 clone.

Would it be advisable to replace the stock heads with the new Ford Performance Heads (M-6049-X2)
: M-6049-X2 Ford Performance GT40 X2 Aluminum Assembled Cylinder Head

I'm considering this, for a number of reasons:

1) Run on common lead-free gas
2) Better breathing
3) More horsepower
4) I can likely buy these heads new for more or less what it would cost to get the original heads machined, and rebuilt.

Would you guys, please give me your thoughts on this? Pros and Cons.

What are the other considerations for this? Parts you'd suggest etc? Can I go to a Roller Cam setup as well?

I promise, I'll post some pics of my cars ASAP.

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I also just started a rebuild on a 289.
Going with stock heads de-bumped and ported a little.
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