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Old 01-15-2012, 09:18 PM   #1
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86 5.0L question

Is there any pair of aluminum heads u can put on an 86 5.0 without notched pistons?
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im no expert but i believe most aftermarket heads dont require knotched pistons.whats gonna determine if you need knotched pistons is your cam,roller rockers, etc.but the best thing to do is check piston to valve clreance when installing the heads.
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im no expert but i believe most aftermarket heads dont require knotched pistons.whats gonna determine if you need knotched pistons is your cam,roller rockers, etc.but the best thing to do is check piston to valve clreance when installing the heads.
I just know edelbrock and afr say if u have an 86 5.0 pistons must be notched for valve clearance
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hmmm....never really looked into it for the 86.
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Re: 86 5.0L question

Read up on the Trick Flow heads.I think they have a set that will let you run larger cams without having to have the notched pistons.


Even if they do you are always much better off to check the clearance before the final installation just to be sure.
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Read up on the Trick Flow heads.I think they have a set that will let you run larger cams without having to have the notched pistons.

Even if they do you are always much better off to check the clearance before the final installation just to be sure.
I just may. Or I may be convinced to lean towards nitrous until I get my hands on a 87-93 5.0L motor
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Our 86 came with a flat top piston, no valve reliefs! That put and puts a serious damper on the heads and cam we can use. I ran an E303 in mine with problem, however on stock heads. If you change then out the best way to tell if it will fit is to put Clay on the top of the piston, bolt the head on and cam and and spin it by hand, then take the heads off and see if you made contact with the piston it will be clear, however if you are that close, might as well forge the internals!
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