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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old Nov 29th, 00, 07:20 PM Thread Starter
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well here is what i have been dealing with. i want to buy some 64cc assembled aluminum trick flow 23 degree heads. i was going to yank the motor out of my car for a cam change soon, so i figured why not build the whole top end? so for x-mas comes the carb manafold and roller rockers... any way my dad is telling me to go for the heads if would like, but no matter what im gonna have to buy new valve springs that match the cam that i am going to install. is this true? or can i make it with the springs that come with the heads? this whole valve train thing blows my mind! thanks for all the help! by the way does any one run these heads? do they have all the holes drilled out to mount my accessories? like my a/c?

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after reading some posts are aluminum heads good for the street? when i bought my car i drove it everyday. it gets driven about 3 times or more a week, im just looking for way better performance. my motor has TRW 10:1 forged flat tops it in, but i am running some small heads off of an early 80's camaro. the guy at my machine shop said these heads knocked my compression down to about 9.3-9.5 i like the look of aluminum but if iron will hold up over the years and perform better... then ya know. im so lost! the max i wanted to spend was $900 i dont want to use vortec heads.
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If your cooling system is done and is "top notch" then I feel aluminums are ok for the street. Just remember though, they are NOT forgiving when it comes to overheating. If you know what cam you want to run, find out what spring pressure it requires. Most of the time, when you order a set of heads, you can request a different spring. It may add a couple of dollars, but atleast they come already setup. Same for the acc holes. Some setups have them and some don't. I would give Trick Flow a call and talk to them. They can tell you which route to take.

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