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Old 04-23-2012, 05:25 PM
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ford roller rockers on sbc?

Will sbf roller rockers aftermarket, fit and work on a sbc? Vice versa

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Will sbf roller rockers aftermarket, fit and work on a sbc? Vice versa
I could see why you would want Chevy parts on a Ford but Ford parts on a Chevy????? But seriously, why on earth would you want to do either?
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Will sbf roller rockers aftermarket, fit and work on a sbc? Vice versa
I have seen some guy's run chevy rockers on a ford engine before, so i am thinking some will work but may be some difference in the push-rods though.
Why not just go ahead and get the proper rockers to start with ?




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I have a free pair so wanted to see if I could make use of them.
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Best check that actuating ratio first as many SB Chevy's start at 1.5 while the SB Fords start at 1.6 (general rule of thumb). Then there are the several ways to fasten to the head - stud, stud with limiting land(Ford), bolt down (Ford). Next - push rods may require a special length. Then, the actual arm physical sizes might be 'off' as far as for the valve stem fit to push rod relationship. For free - I might spend some time looking at the two, but not much as roller rockers usually wont make or break a budget nor are really needed for a mild performance engine
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In simple terms, no, the geometry will be off, requiring other changes to make the Ford rockers "fit" correctly.
They will, however, be very close on an AMC or Olds motor.
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we tried putting some ford rockers on a 3.1 60* chevy v6, these engines use the same rockers as the sbc.
i belive the set was a ford 1.7 ratio roller rockers,while they would work for a lil bit the geometry was way off. ill have to find the posts i put up on the other forums as it has all the specs and pics in it. when i find it ill post some of the pics and make sure what the specs on the rockers were,but im pretty sure they were 1.7's
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SB Ford rockers will work on traditional Pontiacs, but SB Chevy's won't, so it is unlikely that the Ford rocker will work on a Chevy.
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Good to know.
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[QUOTE=eloc431962]I have seen some guy's run chevy rockers on a ford engine before, so i am thinking some will work but may be some difference in the push-rods though.
Why not just go ahead and get the proper rockers to start with.

Because some ford engines just can, most used pedastals. non adjustable rockers. My pantera has Boss 351 heads, the same screw in studs as a BBC chevy, the ratio is super close (1.71-1.73) the BBC crane aluminum roller rockers work great on my 351C. ten years and running the pantera with the BBC crane roller rockers under the 351 covers.
I'm a chevy guy i work on C2 vettes, but loved the pantera, thAt thing is like a go kart on steroids...
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I have seen some guy's run chevy rockers on a ford engine before, so i am thinking some will work but may be some difference in the push-rods though.
Why not just go ahead and get the proper rockers to start with.

Because some ford engines just can, most used pedastals. non adjustable rockers. My pantera has Boss 351 heads, the same screw in studs as a BBC chevy, the ratio is super close (1.71-1.73) the BBC crane aluminum roller rockers work great on my 351C. ten years and running the pantera with the BBC crane roller rockers under the 351 covers.
I'm a chevy guy i work on C2 vettes, but loved the pantera, thAt thing is like a go kart on steroids...
Thank's tech, oh and i had my hands on a pantera back years ago now i wish i went ahead and got it.


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