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help with retainers

I'm finishing up my new engine and ran into an issue, gotta get new valve springs. I have a set of 906 vortec heads with stock springs I'm gonna replace them with beehive springs. I was wondering if my stock retainers and locks will work with the beehive springs. I'm using a comp cam xr282hr cam with510/520 lift with 236 duration and 110 deg. Lobe seperation with1:5.1. Roller rockers . Thanks in advance for the info gents.

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If the beehive spring you are going to use fits the stock spring seat diameter in the head then the top of the spring is going to be much smaller than stock and require a different retainer to match.
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thanks for the info

I heard something about stock ls1 and ls6 springs being a good canidate I will look into it. If they are not the required size then I will just get a new set up for the heads
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I heard something about stock ls1 and ls6 springs being a good canidate I will look into it. If they are not the required size then I will just get a new set up for the heads
If these Springs meet the Cam's requirements they'll work.
I don't think the LS1/6 Retainers or Locks will work with the Vortec Head's valves tho'. I think the LS engines use smaller Dia. valve stem.
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