Twisted Wedge® 11R Aluminum Cylinder Heads

Twisted Wedge® 11R Aluminum Cylinder Heads
®
Specialties
Twisted Wedge® 11R Aluminum Cylinder Heads
for the Small Block Ford
Thank you for purchasing Trick Flow Twisted Wedge 11R aluminum
cylinder heads designed for the Small Block Ford.
Please follow the steps outlined in this instruction manual to ensure
that the installation of your new cylinder heads is done correctly and that they
perform according to design.
Please read all of the enclosed information before beginning any work.
If you have any questions regarding installation or the written materials
supplied with your new heads, contact the Trick Flow technical department at
1-330-630-1555 for assistance, Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00
pm ET.
Project Overview
Review all paperwork included in the installation packet
Inspect the condition of all components
Verify the part numbers and quantities of each product
received (see Parts Checklist below)
Mail the warranty card to Trick Flow
Locate recommended tools
Purchase any additional parts needed (See the Additional
Parts Required section. Do not purchase pushrods until the
proper length has been determined)
Remove existing cylinder heads
Clean and inspect the engine block
Check header fitment
Install new cylinder head locating dowels
Modify water transfer holes (351 SVO and all pre-1972
blocks)
Verify the head bolt size for your application
Check piston to valve clearance
Check pushrod length
Purchase the appropriate length pushrods
Install the new cylinder heads
Adjust the valvetrain
Make tuning adjustments
Perform a proper break-in
Test drive and enjoy!
Parts Checklist
You should have received the parts listed here.
Please verify the part numbers and quantities of each
component received.
(1) Assembled cylinder head
(1) Instruction packet
(4) Guideplates
(8) Rocker studs
(1) 5/8”-11 threaded inserts (Twisted Wedge street
heads)
If you are missing an item or a part was received in error,
please contact Trick Flow at 1-330-630-1555, Monday
through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm ET.
MADE IN U.S.A.
Recommended Tools
Shop Manual for your vehicle
Basic mechanics tool set (SAE/Metric
sockets and combination wrenches)
0-150 ft.-lbs. torque wrench
Quick disconnect tools for fuel connections
(EFI applications)
Timing light, vacuum gauge, and spark
plug gap tool
7/16”-14 or 1/2”-13 tap and handle
3/16” drill bit (not required for all
applications)
Straightedge
Feeler gauge
Modeling clay
Adjustable pushrod (TFS-9001)
Solid mock up lifter
Additional Parts Required
These components are required to complete the installation of
your new cylinder heads. Please refer to the Recommended
Components chart on the Technical Specifications sheet for
specific part numbers.
Head gaskets
Intake gaskets
Exhaust gaskets
Head bolts
Head bolt bushings
Intake bolts
Exhaust bolts
Moly lube
Spark plugs
RTV sealer
Pushrods
Rocker arms
Cylinder head locating dowels
Thread locker
Thread sealer
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Installation Instructions
1) Cylinder Head Removal
Consult your shop manual for the proper cylinder
head removal procedure for your vehicle. Taking notes,
pictures, and even making a video of the disassembly will
help you greatly when reinstalling brackets and routing
vacuum lines.
NOTE: Be sure cylinder #1 is at TDC on the compression stroke and
mark the distributor’s rotor position on the firewall before disassembly.
2) Prepping the Block
With the old cylinder heads removed, inspect the
cylinder bores for scratches, ridges, and cracks. If everything
appears to be OK, put some paper towels in the cylinders to
catch loose debris as the old head gaskets are scraped off
the engine block’s deck surface. Remove all traces of the
gaskets and any oil or grease that may be present by wiping
the surface with brake cleaner.
3) Checking Exhaust Manifold/Header Clearance
Place one of the Twisted Wedge 11R cylinder heads
on a suitable work stand and install the recommended spark
plugs (refer to the Recommended Components chart on the
Technical Specifications sheet for specific part numbers). Bolt
the exhaust manifold/headers to the cylinder head and check
for any interference. Repeat this procedure on the other
cylinder head.
4) Checking Piston-to-Valve Clearance and
Valvetrain Geometry
If you choose to use the stock camshaft in your
engine, and it has not been moved from its factory position,
you do not have to check piston-to-valve clearance. If you
have an aftermarket camshaft or are reinstalling a camshaft
(especially with a multi-keyway timing set), you must follow
this procedure to assure safe operating clearances between
your pistons and valves:
A)
Check the deck surfaces for flatness by laying a
straightedge across the deck lengthwise and sticking a .004"
feeler gauge under it. If the feeler gauge fits anywhere under
the straightedge, the block will need to be decked or head
gasket failure will result.
B)
Once the block decks have been cleaned and
checked, use the correct size tap to chase the threads in the
bolt holes. This will clean out old sealer and debris, which is
extremely important for preventing leaks and torquing the
heads down evenly on the block.
C)
After cleaning the head bolt hole threads, carefully
remove the paper towels from the cylinders and discard.
Using new paper towels clean the cylinders and coat the
cylinder walls with a thin film of engine oil to protect them
from corrosion.
Next, install the new head alignment dowels, and
then place the new head gaskets on the engine block.
D)
If the cylinder heads are being installed on a 351
SVO or pre-1972 engine block, the coolant passages in the
deck surface of the block must be modified. This
modification must be done to prevent overheating due to
steam pockets forming in the high side of the block.
Start this procedure by taping off or otherwise
covering the deck surface.
E)
F)
Using the head gasket as a template, drill into the
water jacket at the locations shown with a 3/16” drill bit.
Rotate the crankshaft until the engine is on the
compression stroke of the #1 cylinder. Place a solid
mock up lifter in the lifter bore of the valve that you
will be measuring. Be sure that the mock up lifter is
the same height as the lifters that will be installed in
the engine later.
Coat the top of the piston with a very thin layer of oil,
and then place a few 1/4” thick pieces of modeling
clay across the upper half of the piston. Place the
head gasket you will be using on the block and bolt
the head on with five or six head bolts.
Install the rocker arm stud guideplate and the rocker
arm for the valve you are checking (intake or
exhaust). Next, set the adjustable pushrod tool to
the proper length for your combination (refer to the
How to Optimize Pushrod Length for Better
Performance supplement for specific instructions).
Tighten the rocker to zero lash, rotate the crankshaft
at least twice, remove the cylinder head.
Gently cut the clay into slices and look for the
thinnest section of the valve impression. The
impression is a 3D representation of the clearance
between the piston and valve. Carefully measure the
thickness of the clay with a machinist’s scale or
calipers. The intake valve side of the clay should have
.080" or more of clearance, and the exhaust should
have .100" or more of clearance.
When you are finished measuring the second valve,
reinstall the cylinder head in the same manner as
before so you can verify proper pushrod length and
valvetrain geometry. The procedure can be found in
the bulletin titled “How to Optimize Pushrod Length
for Better Performance”.
When you have completed these procedures, rotate
the crankshaft until the #1 piston is at TDC on the
compression stroke.
NOTE: Reference the maximum recommended valve lift for the valve
springs in the Technical Specifications sheet before purchasing an
aftermarket camshaft.
WARNING: OEM-style dome pistons will interfere with the Twisted
Wedge 11R cylinder heads’ unique combustion chamber design.
Conventional flat top pistons will work, and many aftermarket
manufacturers make a Twisted Wedge-specific piston for high
compression and high valve lift applications.
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5) Installing the Twisted Wedge
 11R Cylinder
Heads
With the block deck surfaces and cylinders clean
and all checks completed, position the head gaskets on the
block per the manufacturer’s markings.
Don’t be alarmed if some of the holes in the block
are restricted by a smaller hole in the gasket. This is done
intentionally to regulate coolant flow.
Position each cylinder head evenly on the block’s
dowel pins so that each head lies flat against the gasket.
Place a small amount of ARP moly lube on the tops of your
head bolt washers. Washers are required to prevent galling
of the aluminum and to get accurate torque readings. Coat
the threads of your head bolts with Permatex 3H Aviation
Form-A-Gasket (bolts), or blue Loctite (studs), following the
manufacturer’s directions for set-up time, and then place the
bolts in their proper locations. Torque the bolts in the four
stages shown, following the sequence shown below.
9
5
1
3
7
Adjust the valvetrain according to the camshaft
manufacturer’s recommendations. If you are using a
hydraulic camshaft and no specifications are available, turn
the rocker arm adjusting nuts ½ to ¾ of a turn past zero
lash. For mechanical camshafts, you must use the correct
lash specification determined by the camshaft manufacturer.
Use the following adjustment order for all types of
camshafts:
A.
Following the proper firing order for your engine, turn
the crankshaft until the first cylinder listed in the firing
order is at TDC on the compression stroke. Both
valves will be in the closed position.
B.
Adjust the valves as described, then rotate the crank
exactly ¼ turn and repeat for the next cylinder in the
firing order.
C.
After the valvetrain for all the cylinders has been
adjusted, set the #1 piston at TDC on the compression
stroke for the rest of the reassembly.
Firing Order:
289 and Standard 302/5.0L: 1-5-4-2-6-3-7-8
351W and 5.0L HO: 1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8
7) Reassembling the Rest of the Engine
Install as many items as you can without putting
the valve covers on. This will allow you to pre-lube the
valvetrain, which is explained in the ‘Pre-lubing the
Valvetrain’ section. Be sure to seal your intake manifold
bolts with a thread sealer to avoid any coolant seepage.
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6
2
4
8
8) Pre-lubing the Valvetrain
7/16” Head Bolts:
Stage One:
30 ft.-lbs.
Stage Two:
40 ft.-lbs.
Stage Three:
50 ft.-lbs.
Stage Four:
65-70 ft.-lbs.
1/2” Head Bolts:
Stage One:
30 ft.-lbs.
Stage Two:
60 ft.-lbs.
Stage Three:
90 ft.-lbs.
Stage Four:
100-110 ft.-lbs.
It is not necessary to re-torque the head bolts after
initial break-in. For head stud installation, follow the head
stud manufacturer’s instructions.
6) Installing and Adjusting the Valvetrain
Place the proper length,
hardened pushrods into the pushrod
holes. Use a thread sealer on the
threads of the rocker studs, and then
put the guideplates on. With
everything installed, torque the
rocker arm studs to 55 ft.-lbs. Place
the rocker arms on the studs and
verify that they are centered side to
side.
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Exhaust Leak Note: What may sound like a lifter tick is
often an exhaust gas leak. Rule out exhaust leaks
before tearing the intake off to replace the lifters.
The valvetrain is now ready to be pre-lubed. Use an
oil pump primer to prelube the valvetrain. Next, slowly pour
a half quart of motor oil (per head) over the rocker arms,
valve springs, and valve stems. Use an oil squirt can to get
inside the valve spring and lube the valve stem and seal
area. Reinstall the valve covers as soon as possible to keep
contaminants out of the engine.
DO NOT START THE ENGINE IF THE TOP HALF OF
THE ENGINE HAS NOT BEEN PRELUBED!
Finish reassembling all other components, brackets
and vacuum lines.
9) Break-In and Tuning
To ensure long life and trouble-free use, allow 2-4
hours of normal driving time before running the engine hard;
this will break-in the valvetrain properly.
Trick Flow Specialties®, Trick Flow®, TFS® and Twisted Wedge® are
trademarks of Trick Flow Specialties, registered U.S. Pat. Off.
Trick Flow Twisted Wedge heads for small block Ford are not a product of Ford
Motor Company, nor are they endorsed by Ford. Trick Flow Specialties is not
affiliated with Ford in any manner whatsoever.
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Replacement Cylinder Heads
Specifications
TFS-5251B560-C00, 56cc CNC chambers, 170cc CNC Street
Ported, bare, each
Head Material:
TFS-5251B610-C00, 61cc CNC chambers, 170cc CNC Street
Ported, bare, each
Intake port volume: 170cc Street ported (C00)
TFS-5251B560-C01, 56cc CNC chambers, 190cc CNC Street
Ported, bare, each
TFS-5251B660-C01, 66cc CNC chambers, 190cc CNC Street
Ported, bare, each
TFS-5261B560-C02, 56cc CNC chamber, 190cc CNC Competition
Ported, bare, each
TFS-5261B660-C02, 66cc CNC chamber, 190cc CNC Competition
Ported, bare, each
TFS-5261B560-C03, 56cc CNC chamber, 205cc CNC Competition
Ported, bare each
A-356-T61 Aluminum
Comb. Chamber volume: 56cc, 61cc or 66cc CNC profiled
190cc Street ported (C01)
190cc Competition ported (C02)
205cc Competition ported (C03)
Intake port dimensions: 2.000 x 1.200 (C00)
2.100 x 1.280 (C01, C02)
2.250 x 1.400 (C03)
Intake port location: Stock
Intake valve diameter: 2.020" (C00) (TFS-52500211)
2.055” (C01, C02) (TFS-52500213)
2.080” (C03) (TFS-52500215)
Intake valve angle: 11°
TFS-5261B660-C03, 66cc CNC chamber, 205cc CNC Competition
Ported, bare, each
Intake valve stem diameter: 8mm
TFS-52515601-C00, 56cc CNC chamber, 170cc CNC Street Ported,
1.300” dual spring, 2.020” intake valve, assembled, each
Exhaust port dimensions: 1.25 x 1.480”
TFS-52516101-C00, 61cc CNC chamber, 170cc CNC Street Ported,
1.300” dual spring, 2.020” intake valve, assembled, each
Exhaust valve diameter: 1.60" (TFS-52500212)
TFS-52515601-C01, 56cc CNC chamber, 190cc CNC Street Ported,
1.300” dual spring, 2.055” intake valve, assembled, each
Exhaust valve stem diameter: 8mm
TFS-52516601-C01, 66cc CNC chamber, 190cc CNC Street Ported,
1.300” dual spring, 2.055” intake valve, assembled, each
Valve seal: Viton Fluoroelastomer canister (TFS-30600455)
TFS-52615601-C02, 56cc CNC chamber, 190cc CNC Competition
Ported, 1.300” dual spring, 2.055” intake valve, assembled, each
Valve seat exhaust: Ductile Iron (TFS-30600274)
TFS-5261T561-C02, 56cc CNC chamber, 190cc CNC Competition
Ported, 1.300” dual spring, 2.055” intake valve, assembled, each
Valve spring pockets: 1.640"
TFS-52616601-C02, 66cc CNC chamber, 190cc CNC Competition
Ported, 1.300” dual spring, 2.055” intake valve, assembled, each
Valve spring retainers:
TFS-5261T661-C02, 66cc CNC chamber, 190cc CNC Competition
Ported, 1.300” dual spring, 2.055” intake valve, assembled, each
TFS-52615601-C03, 56cc CNC chamber, 205cc CNC Competition
Ported, 1.300” dual spring, 2.080” intake valve, assembled, each
Exhaust port volume: 66cc CNC Street or Competition ported
Intake port location: Stock
Exhaust valve angle: 13°
Valve guide material: Bronze Alloy (TFS-52500251)
Valve seat intake: Ductile Iron (TFS-52500271)
Valve seat angles: 45° Seats (5 Angle Intake, 3 Angle Exhaust)
Valve spring I.D. locator: 1.300” (TFS-21400442)
Chromemoly steel 7° x 1.300" O.D.(TFS-21400415)
Titanium 7° x 1.300" O.D. (TFS-214T0415)
Valve stem locks: 7° steel bead lock (TFS-30600444)
Valve springs: Standard
1.300" O.D. dual spring with damper (TFS-16306)
TFS-5261T561-C03, 56cc CNC chamber, 205cc CNC Competition
Ported, 1.300” dual spring, 2.080” intake valve, assembled, each
150 lbs. @ 1.800" installed height
TFS-52616601-C03, 66cc CNC chamber, 205cc CNC Competition
Ported, 1.300” dual spring, 2.080” intake valve, assembled, each
448 lbs. per inch rate
TFS-5261T661-C03, 66cc CNC chamber, 205cc CNC Competition
Ported, 1.300” dual spring, 2.080” intake valve, assembled, each
438 lbs. @ 1.200" open
.600" maximum lift
Minimum bore diameter: 4.000”
Milling specifications: NA
Guide plates: 5/16” (TFS-51400623)
Recommended Components
3/8” (TFS-51400624)
Head gasket:
Trick Flow # TFS-51494030-040
Trick Flow # TFS-51494060-040
Push rod length: Longer than stock required,
Intake gasket:
Fel-Pro # 1250 (C00)
Rocker studs: 7/16” (TFS-51400614)
Fel-Pro # 1262 (C01, C02)
Rocker arm type: Stud Mount
Fel-Pro # 1262R (C03)
Weight: 24 lbs. each, bare
Refer to instructions for recommendations
Trick Flow # TFS-52400921 (C03)
Exhaust gasket:
Fel-Pro # 1415
Viton® is a registered trademark of DuPont Performance Elastomers.
Head bolts/studs: Trick Flow # TFS-92005 (7/16”)
ARP # ARP-154-3603 (1/2”)
Head Bolt Bushings: Trick Flow # TFS-51400419
Head Alignment Dowels: Trick Flow # TFS-51400420
Pistons:
OEM
Rocker arms:
TFS-51400520 (1.6 ratio)
Spark plugs:
Autolite # 3924
TFS-51400521 (1.7 ratio)
NOTE: 1/2” head bolts are standard; TFS-51400419 reducer
bushings required to use 7/16” head bolts.
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Ultimate Bolt-On Performance
 Lifetime Warranty
Trick Flow Specialties cylinder head castings are backed by a lifetime warranty. If a cylinder head
casting fails to provide the original purchaser with complete satisfaction, Trick Flow Specialties will
repair or replace it free of charge- guaranteed!
Moreover, the valves, valve guides, valve seats, valve job, valve springs, valve spring retainers, valve locks, rocker arm
studs, guideplates, and valve stem seals included on assembled Trick Flow Specialties cylinder heads are warranted to the
original purchaser to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of two years from the date of purchase.
All other Trick Flow Specialties products are warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship for a period of
90 days. There are no mileage limitations.
Extent of Warranty
Customers who believe they have a defective product should return it to the dealer from which they purchased or ship it
freight prepaid to Trick Flow Specialties along with proof of purchase and a complete description of the problem. If a
thorough inspection indicates defects in materials or workmanship, our sole obligation is to repair or replace the product.
This warranty is only if the product is properly installed, subjected to normal use and service, did not fail due to owner
negligence or misuse, and has not been altered or modified.
Trick Flow Specialties warranties do not cover any installation or removal costs.
Trick Flow Specialties is not liable for consequential damages for breach of contract of any warranty in excess of the
purchase price of the product sold.
Trick Flow Specialties
1248 Southeast Avenue Tallmadge, Ohio 44278
Sales: (330) 630-1555, Fax: (330)630-5565
Web: Trickflow.com
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