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Old 09-08-2002, 06:48 AM
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hello again guys thanks for the help on the last post. i have another ? how do you adjust the lifters on a sbc without having to start the motor and get oil everywhere i know their is a way to do this before you put the motor in but have only done it the redneck way before and want to do it right this time thanks for the help

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Ok, are you ready, this is kind of a long reply.

But here goes. I assume this is for hydraulic lifter.

1. Turn the crank until the marks on the hamonic balancer lines up with zero timing mark and the engine is in the #1 firing position. If the valves are not moving the engine is at #1 firing position. If the valves move than on #6 firing position.

2. Back off nut until loose and then tighten just to the point when the push rod stop turning freely with light finger rotation. This is zero clearance. At this point tighten the nut one full turn to set the lifter plunger in the center of it's travel.

3. At this position adjust
Exhaust - 1,3,4 & 8

Intake - 1,2,5 & 7

4. Rotate crank one complete revolution, back on zero. This should be #6 firing position. Adjust
Exhaust - 2,5,6 & 7

Intake - 3,4,6 & 8

Hope thats not too confusing, and I wish I could take credit for the process but I have a manual that has the steps in it. Thats too much to remember.

This way you only have to turn the engine to two positions.

[ September 08, 2002: Message edited by: MHenricks ]</p>
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Old 09-08-2002, 09:03 AM
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Turn the engine over until the #1 exhaust lifter starts to move up. At this point install the adjusting nut on intake rocker arm and adjust to zero clearance between rocker arm and valve. From this point turn adjusting nut down another 1/2 turn more for final adjustment.

Turn the engine over again until the intake lifter just stops coming down. At this point install adjusting nut on exhaust rocker arm and adjust to zero clearance between rocker arm and valve. From this point turn adusting nut another 1/2 turn for final adjustment

Repeat for remaining 7 cylinders.

"As quoted from the Edelbrock cam installation sheet"
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