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Old 02-28-2004, 02:17 PM
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How to put rocker arms back on

hello i'm new this forum, saw it on google when i did a search and it seems like a cool place. well i blew my head gasket and i got my heads resurfaced and i'm putting everything back together and i don't know how to put the rocker arms back on right, i mean i can put them on and screw them but i want them to be adjusted right, how are you supposed to do this, is there a special way or is it hit or miss? i don't want to over tighten them and have a valve hit a piston that would suck i just want to know the right way to about this, thanks guys!!! oh yeah its a 1968 307. rebuilt and put in my truck.

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Here is a link that will help you. The only thing the instructions left out is how far down to pull the rockers. The accepted method is to run the rocker nuts down while spinning the pushrod with your fingers. When you feel some resistance as the rocker comes down onto the pushrod stop. Then tighten 3/4 turn. I am assuming you have hydraulic lifters.

http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/G...20/valves.html

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Old 02-28-2004, 02:53 PM
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Thanks man i thought that was how to do it but now i know for sure thanks for the link, it really helped too. And i'm gonna have some trouble with the timing how should i go about redoing that i should have marked it but i wasn't thinking and i didn't, is it just get piston one to tdc and turn the dist. cap to spark plug wire one?? not sure how i'm gonna know when its at tdc but i'll figure it out.
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Pull the number 1 spark plug and bring the piston up. Then check to see if the timing marks on you dampner line up. You can tell if the piston is on tdc by using a screw driver and manualy turn the engine over to see if it is going up or down, but make sure the piston is up enough so the sxrew driver won't slide in past the piston. When everything is lined up, put your distribtor in pointing the rotor at nuber one wire.
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