Trying to figure out how to tell the community this diplomatically what I found out about Patriot Performance Heads this past winter.I attended the Parts Peddler swap meet/auction this past winter.It has been a venue where we bought many parts for 20yrs.That was either for resale or for use on the racing operation.So we are well known there.Now this isn't to be argumentative in any way.Just a heads up for you all to be aware of.I was talking to a vendor who I know very well and he was selling brand new Patriot Heads.The pricing is kind of low,so it drew my attention to them.I asked him what was the source of the heads.He knew what I meant and yeah they are off-shore castings machined state side.I asked him any problems with them??.He said-well yeah they have had "some" casting issues and cracks,leaks.We both knew how that makes sales a problem.I said how bad has it been??.He kind of blushed and said "one out of every three sets".I asked him if the reimbursement was cool from Patriot and told me for now he is taking the hit for returns,then laugh alittle said the check is in the mail for him.axisg said:For the 5.7 application you could use the Patriot Performance Heads Vortec line. It has a dual bolt pattern to allow use of either of the the GM intake designs and both valve cover designs for the 350 SBC.
I have seen it done on postings here before,so the answer is yes.Guys have mod'ed 5.7 truck aircleaner's and used K&N filters on the tube type aircleaner.The thing is afterwards the same guys said they wanted to change back to the fresh cool air style of aircleaners.Farmer said:is there enough clearance above the aircleaner to use the adapter though?