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Edelbrock Performer Cylinder Heads; 1.90 Valve (82-93 5.0L, 5.8L)

Item 56521
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      Product Information

      Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


      • Outstanding Bolt-On Performance
      • Improves Horsepower and Torque
      • 50 State Street Legal
      • Accepts Pedestal Mount Rocker Arms
      • Valve Springs Included
      • Made in USA
      • Sold as a Set of Two
      • Fits 1982-1995 5.0L and 5.8L V8s


      More Power. A set of complete Edelbrock Performer Aluminum Heads with Valves and Springs are perfect for your daily driven or street Mustang for more power and better throttle response from idle to 5500 rpm range.

      Features. These Performer Aluminum Heads are made in the USA and feature threaded inserts in rocker studs and exhaust bolt holes for superior strength and durability as well as manganese-bronze valve guides.

      Application. This set of two Edelbrock Performer Aluminum Heads are designed to be a direct bolt-on upgrade for 1982-1995 5.0L and 5.8L Ford V8 engines.

      Technical Notes. 1986 5.0L need pistons notched for clearance. Will not accept rail rockers. 5.0L requires Head Bolt Bushings #9680 and either Head Bolt Kit #8552 (7/16") or stock head bolts. Match with Edelbrock head gasket sets. Recommended spark plugs 14mm x 3/4" reach with flat gasket seat.

      Fitment: 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 Details

      Edelbrock 60379

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      Customer Reviews (4)

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      Ratings Summary

      5.0 out of 5 overall rating from 4 customers

      Installation Time: Full Day

      Installation Cost: $1000+

      • February 27, 2019

        5 1993 GT - edc Installation Time: Afternoon

        Well worth the price

        Great looking heads. Well build as expected . Other than waiting a freaking weak for my head bolts I wss very happy..

        Helpful (3)
      • February 22, 2019

        5 1988 GT - MarcL Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

        Great improvement

        Huge power improvement and still has plenty of low end throttle response super fast service as always

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      • July 18, 2017

        5 1995 GT - ConnerM Installation Time: Full Day

        Edelbrock ftw

        These things are great! A huge increase in power and a great addition to a car of any caliber!

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      • September 04, 2013

        5 1995 GT - Fox31 Installation Time: Shop Install Installation Cost: $1000+

        Great replacement and performance

        These Edelbrock 5.0 and 5.8 heads are great replacement and performance choice for your mustang. The reason is that is an aluminum head bases off the E7 stock iron head. So there is a weight savings, plus the springs on the edelbrock heads have a greater lift over stock so no needing to change springs to run a different camshaft . As well when running a different cam you will be not experience the dreaded valve flot at 5500 rpm and beyond. Which im still using the stock 5.0 HO cam. And unlike others which are just different versions of the gt40p and x heads. These head do allow you to reuse your stock valve train but recommend to replace stock rocker arms and push rod to newer. Preferably to to hardern pushrods, ask American Muscle or Edelbrock help determine the correct length need. Also these heads will need to be purchased with rock arm studs in the 5/16 thread. Due to the holes will not fit the 7/16ths and are not inclueded in the package. Comp cams does sell these in the 5/16ths but youll need to look around to find them. Also they will be needing to get Edelbrock's full gasket set as they are machined for it. The stock head bolts will be fine but edelbrock does offer the head bolts and spacers needed. The exhaust bolts can be reused but go with factory or stage 8 bolts if you using the stock exhaust manifold. They work with most aftermarket exhaust manifolds but use American Muscle or Edelbrocks tech line to ensure fitment. A professional ford mechanic can install these heads in 8hrs and estimated 980.00. But bank on saving more than that for Murphy's law plus oil and antifreeze change. Otherwise this will take longer to install yourself. Overall it's a great product from a company that's been doing business since 1940's and made in USA!

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      Questions & Answers (17 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      How much hp will these heads add to my stock 86 gt???

      • On a stock 86 GT Mustang you can expect to see around about a 50 horsepower gain with these heads. Of course with other supporting mods, that number will change.

      Helpful (7)

      What do they weight?

      • Edelbrock does not list the weight, however, they would be 31.7 lbs in packaging.  

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      Do these heads work well with the scat 347 stroker kit

      • The Edelbrock Performer Cylinder Heads will bolt on to a 347 stroker, and will provide increased performance over the stock heads, however due to the increased displacement over a stock 302, we typically would recommend a head with 2.02 intake valves, and at least a 185cc intake runner to make the most of your 347.

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      Are these heads a bolt on item or do I have to modify anything?

      • The Edelbrock Performer Cylinder Heads - 1.90 Valves will fit directly onto your block depending on the year block you are using. Additionally you will need additional products to allow for these heads to properly function. Note- 1986 5.0L need pistons notched for clearance. Will not accept rail rockers. 5.0L requires Head Bolt Bushings #9680 and either Head Bolt Kit #8552 (7/16") or stock head bolts. Match with Edelbrock head gasket sets. Recommended spark plugs 14mm x 3/4" reach with flat gasket seat.

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      What is the specs on the springs planning on going anderson n41 cam will these springs be fine with the lift?

      • The Edelbrock Performer Cylinder Heads utilize springs with an OD of 1.460 in capable of supporting 0.575 in of lift. You will need to consult with your camshaft manufacturer if these will be compatible with your specific cam selection.

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      I want to throw this on my 1987 thunderbird so I need to replace the push rods or. Anything or is it a bolt o. For this application 0 answer
      i will need rocker arms but the edelbrock item number 56522 are too expensive for me. any other ones that you can suggest please? thank you 0 answer
      Will this fit my 85 302 right? I'm looking at the inlets where the manifold should be and I'm not sure if they align correctly. 1 answer
      Work on 95 cobra ? 1 answer
      Would these heads fit just like that on my car or do I have to get something else besides cylinders heads 1 answer
      Will these heads work on a 1987 Gt with gt40 intake a b303 can and a V3 sci vortech supercharger? How much extra power can I make by putting these in? 1 answer
      Will these heads work with the B303 cam? Also what rocker arms are preferred with these heads? 1 answer
      Can I use these with a procharger p1sc? 1 answer
      Why won't this fit a 1995 ford bronco with 351w? Do these heads require a different intake then what is on my bronco? What is the expected HP gain from these heads on. Stock 351w EFI ? 1 answer
      facts say 50 state legal, whats the California EO# ? 1 answer

      Installation & What's in the Box

      Installation Info

      What's in the Box

      • (2) Complete Cylinder Heads

      Tech Specs

      • Combustion chamber volume - 60cc
      • Intake runner volume - 170cc
      • Exhaust runner volume - 60cc
      • Intake valve diameter - 1.90"
      • Exhaust valve diameter - 1.60"
      • Valve stem diameter - 11/32"
      • Valve guides - Manganese bronze
      • Deck thickness - 5/8"
      • Valve spring diameter - 1.46"
      • Valve spring maximum lift - .575"
      • Guideplate - Hardended steel
      • Pushrod diameter - 5/16"
      • Valve angle - 20°
      • Exhaust port location - Stock
      • Spark plug fitment - 14mm x 3/4 reach, gasket seat

      Will It Fit My Mustang

      • Cobra - 93, 94, 95
      • Cobra R - 93, 95
      • GT - 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95
      • LX - 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93
      • Other - 82, 83, 84, 85, 86

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