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KRE Aluminum High Port Head

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 KRE Aluminum High-Port Pontiac Head
Availabe in 56 cc,  64 cc, and 80 cc chambers 

The KRE aluminum high-port Pontiac head is the second new aluminum aftermarket Pontiac head to come on the market  by Kauffman Racing Equipment.   This head is available with initial flow numbers around 330 cfm!  All heads have CNC chambers and are capable of flowing 400 cfm.  The heads will bolt to ALL traditional Pontiac blocks and do not require special offset lifters or rocker shaft systems.

This head is NOT a modified KRE aluminum D port, this is a completely different head/casting!

Other Info:

  • Exhaust port is standard Pontiac round port configuration
  • Will be cast with a 45cc chamber and delivered with a 56 cc CNC chamber
  • Utilizes standard pushrod location for 3/8 pushrod **Pushrod is typically around 10.300 long
  • Rockershaft versions available upon request **
  • Initial flow around 330 cfm on the intake 
  • Will use a 2.20 intake valve and a 1.70 exhaust valve
  • Valve lengths will be 6.200
  • valve angle is 14 degrees
  • minimum bore size of 4.150
  • stock port heads use a TIP-120230 intake gasket (specifically designed for the head)
  • TIP-120240 intake gasket is used for most standard pushrod location heads

**  works with T&D Edelbrock rockershaft # 9028

Heads will be available with the following pushrod hole locations:

  • Stock Location - heads will have flow number approaching flow numbers in 370 cfm range
  • .700 Offset - this pushrod location will be required for heads flowing > 370 cfm and up and requires the use of a shaft rocker system

As cast flow numbers :


Intake Exhaust
.100 85 71
.200 170 129
.300 234 179
.400 284 221
.500 316 248
.600 322 263
.700 331 270

Performance Updates:

Dyno info:

  • Out of the box heads make 628 tq and 700 HP on a 463 CID engine
  • Rockershafted set on a 505 CID make 903 HP @ 7500 rpm's
  • December 2005 - 505 MR-1 Pontiac block makes 775 hp and 718 ft lbs of torque with AS CAST KRE High Ports!  NO PORT WORK!  STANDARD PUSHROD LOCATION!   More info on the build coming soon....
  • Out of the box head makes 730 hp on 467 CID!
  • 821 HP on GAS, Victor intake, single 4bbl with 360 cfm standard pushrod location HIGH PORTS!
  • 850 HP 505 Single Domiator on GAS!  Standard pushrod location!!

TRACK testing:

  • Tin Indian Performance Rear Engine Dragster ran 8.42 @ 155.78 m.p.h. with 320 cfm E-Heads and a .620 lift 260 duration cam @ VMP in May 2005
  • Switched to a set of High Port heads that flowed 350 cfm same cam no other changes.  Car went 8.17 @ 159.25 m.p.h. at Norwalk in August 2005 
  • Made a cam swap to better match the High Ports and the car went 7.94 @ 167.36 m.p.h.
  • 494 CID with cam swap same heads, single carb, on GAS went 7.66 @ 172 m.p.h.
  • 505 makes 850 HP on GAS with 380 cfm standard pushrod locatiion High Ports 9.17 et in Mike Williams 1966 GTO
  • Naturally Aspirated 540 cid makes 950 HP with 400 cfm shafted High Ports - 7.37 et in Kevin Swaney's Rear Engine Dragster
  • 80 cc High Port makes 580 HP and 590 ft lbs of torque in a pump gas 463 with 10.75 to 1 compression.  '66 GTO runs a best of 11.13 @ 119 mph at 3500 lbs.
  • 56 cc 400 CFM High Ports make over 1000 hp on a MR-1 Pontiac block.  535 cid run 7.14 @ 186.51 in TIP's  Dragster

Port Work Options

There are 4 different porting options now available on the KRE Aluminum High Port Heads

350 CFM Port 365 CFM Port 380 CFM Port 400 CFM Port

$500.00 $800.00 $1,100.00 $1,400.00 **

**  400 cfm head is a rocker shafted head ONLY

ARP High Port head stud kit

T&D Rocker shafts for HP heads - $1,150.00


KRE High Port Head chamber close up

KRE High Port Head Chamber

Bare Castings Complete Heads
$1,595.00 a pair $2,500.00 a pair

64 cc Chammber NOW Available for only $100 more!

80 cc Chamber Now Available for only $200 more!


** Bare heads come with seats and guides installed, guide plates and rocker studs

** Complete heads come with 1200 series Ferrea valves, titanium  retainers, 10 degree locks, PC seals, roller cam springs good to .750 lift, ARP rocker studs, 4 angle valve job and spring cups.


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