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Old 11-11-2012, 06:39 PM
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Originally Posted by stea View Post
As Tech said jiggle the push rods for setup. I then always readjust while running at a low idle. Can make a mess but i always feel better about the adjustment when im done. I also dont do it enough to have the "feel" for it.
ok, i used this method when i first set the valves

How to adjust valves on a chevy small block engine

i will try the other method, seems like the other method techinspector1 listed would have them set quite a bit looser which hopefully will help, i just brought the engine back around to line up with the timing mark on 10* before TDC and made sure the rotor is pointing at the #1 cylinder and the #1 plug wire on the cap and the wire order is correct on the cap... That should be a good starting point right?

with having to break in the new cam i dont want to sit at idle too long trying to set timing and adjust valves, is that correct, i pretty much need to fire it and get it up to 2000-2500 rpm right away?
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