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Default Trick flow heads?

I recently pulled my motor apart. I noticed no identification marks on my aluminum heads other than tfs-sbf-1 which i assume is the trick flow heads. Other than that there are no other numbers on the heads other than a patent number. Im curious to know what heads they are so i know if they have the same problem with valve to piston clearance. anyone have any ideas?
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Twisted Wedge/Track Heat heads. Also, the valves will not fall in line with these heads (hence the "twisted" part).
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What do you mean by the valves will not fall in line with these heads?
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The twisted wedge heads valves are canted slightly, and won't line up perfectly if you lay a ruler across them. The other heads out there the valves fall in line.

http://www.ask.com/bar?q=trick+flow+...ickflow.com%2F

They talk about the heads here.
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I have never used a set of these heads and they came on the cobra i bought. Are they a good set of heads and do they require modifications to the motor/pistons? I have no marks on the pistons where a valve may have hit a piston
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Again, follow the link to TF and read their writeup. Those are good heads. They will work on the engine, but if you have a LOT of cam and/or are running high compression pristons with domes, be careful and always test for PTV problems.
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The camshaft is the stock 93 cobra camshaft. Its the stock pistons and stock compression but i am running boost which does up the compression. Not sure if that helps at all.
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Heads should still work just fine.
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Thanks for all the information you gave me and the link you put down just took me to trick flows home page so i had to ask you more questions than probably needed. Any other specs you can give me on the heads would be great like what cc they are so on and so forth. I think i would have rather had edelbrock heads at this point.
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Thanks for all the information you gave me and the link you put down just took me to trick flows home page so i had to ask you more questions than probably needed. Any other specs you can give me on the heads would be great like what cc they are so on and so forth. I think i would have rather had edelbrock heads at this point.
Ah, the jerks - I hate it that all the sites are gate-keeping that way! SO I'll just cut and paste.

I like Edelbrock as a company, and their parts are really good. But a pair of heads in the hand costs a lot less than 2 in the catalog, etc. There are some unique advantages to the Twisted heads though.

If you have some extra dough, have the heads ported first. Here's the vergiage from TF:

Looking for serious small block Ford horsepower?

Trick Flow® Twisted Wedge® street/strip heads (formerly Track Heat®) are ideal for the entry-level bracket racer who needs more than standard Twisted Wedge® Street heads, but doesn't need to step up to the Twisted Wedge® Race heads. The Twisted Wedge® street/strip heads feature higher rate valve springs (135 lbs. seat pressure at 1.780 in. installed height), 10 degree super locks, and manganese bronze guides. The heads can handle cams up to 0.600 in. lift when used with Trick Flow® forged race pistons. Twisted Wedge® street/strip heads come fully assembled with stainless steel valves (intakes are backcut for improved flow), valve springs, locks, retainers, 7/16 in. studs, and guideplates. They are also available as bare castings.
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I know with the heads, cam, computer managment, headers, injectors, mass air, full exhaust and boost im getting up there in the horsepower range. I dont want to split a block but trying to get more power out of the car so for right now i dont think i want to port those untill later in its life. Thanks for all the help
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If you still have the heads off of the engine, take pictures of them... mainly the exhaust ports. If they have a trapezoid shape, then that's a different TFS head. Then take a picture of the combustion chamber. Then we could probably identify them.

Here's a comparison. On the left is the Twisted Wedge, the High Port is on the right. Note the exhaust port for the right one, that's the identifier for the High Port head.
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High Ports are a Inline Head......He would be a lucky SOB if they were High Ports.

The Twisted Wedge design usually allows for more PtV clearence, but should ALWAYS be checked.
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I will take some pictures of them tonight and post them here. thanks for your help.
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Here are the pics of the intake and exhaust ports on those heads hopefully it will give me more info on the heads.
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Since i dont know how to resize pics this will have to do.
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