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sf bay area here
Hi Forum. 
Just bought my 72 mach 1 last weekend, but have owned about 18 mustangs of different years & levels of performance & coolness/crapiness.
I've always loved this body style. My first Mustang back in the early 90's was a 73 Coupe & I loved (wrecked) that car. So I was pretty excited about getting my first 71-73 since. 
Then I go out & promptly do this;
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Any advice on Cleveland head upgrades while I'm in it?

1972 Mach 1 Q Code 4 Speed
1966 Mustang Coupe 302/T5
2003 Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG - Not Stock, Really Really Fast
2007 Ford Edge SEL AWD
2000 F350 Super Duty V10 Dually
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Welcome from The Netherlands and good luck with the car! Did you break that on your first drive?
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'73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, 750 CFM double pumper, Holley Street Dominator intake.

'73 F code convertible. Bright red. Needs total restore. (IE HOT MESS)

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Hello from Alberta, Canada. Stainless single groove valves are on my list of things to do; valve failure took out my last set of CC heads.
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Welcome from Oregon.

What you will need to do to the heads will really be determined with the rest of the engine and what your intended use is.

It sounds like you like fast cars. thumb  I'm assuming you'll like to upgrade the performance. A larger cam will require more compression, which can be achieved with domed pistons or closed chamber heads. If you intend to use those heads hardened valve seats and one piece, single groove, valves will be necessary. Getting the heads machined for adjustable rockers is also a nice upgrade, and necessary for many cam choices. You can also get the Crane adjustable rocker conversion for mild to moderate cam upgrades. If you want to go with closed chamber heads, they are available from stock cast iron to aftermarket aluminum heads.

You'll find a lot of posts on this forum, and a lot of opinions, on head and engine performance upgrades. Enjoy...

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Probably going to need more than head work if that valve head popped off. The pic is of a piston out of a 302 that my dad had loaned to someone. The timing chain jumped and the idiot loosened and turned the distributor trying to start and broke head of valve and put through the piston. Ruined head, block and all because he was stupid.
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