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Old 11-07-2005, 07:35 AM
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after adj valves

hey all i am new to the board

my question to all of you is that i had adj my valves on my 350,mind you that i only adjusted valves twice in my life so i am new to this. after i adjusted them the car felt stiff and i lost my brakes. i put a vacumm gauge on the direct port on the carb and it was jumping around like you dont know. is it the valves or should i just give up. any help i would be greatfull

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Old 11-07-2005, 07:56 AM
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Valves are probably to tight. If adjusting them while running give the lifter about ten seconds to bleed down every 1/4 turn adjustment.
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Welcom . .

try to put more details about ur engine ?
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did you have brakes before you adjusted the valves, if so i would say that you have them way to tight
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Old 11-07-2005, 09:24 AM
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thanks guys for the replys

ok yes i did have brakes befor i started. i also have a vac can.

i defenetly thaught i had them too tight. i thaught they would be easyer to adj.

i adjusted them wile the car was off. i guess i should do them wile it is running.

ok i have a 350 vortec crate. it has an lt4 hot cam whitch has 525 lift on it.i have a gm hi rise manafold with a demmon on top. i have 9.6to 1 commpression.
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Old 11-07-2005, 01:17 PM
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Take an old set of covers and cut the tops out of 'em to keep the oil from flying, makes it not quite so messy.
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They need to be adjusted while the engine is running.

You can also buy the oil retaining clips in Summit for around ten bucks I think. The clips lock onto the rocker tips and help keep the job less messy.
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