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Old 11-01-2012, 08:17 PM
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I'm kind of curious what would happen if you removed the guideplates and used self-aligning rocker arms. With stock style rockers it wouldn't cost very much to try.

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just for info purposes, a drag racing buddy of mine bought a pair of 210 procomps from 1badcamaro on ebay for his 383, so far they have worked very well for him, this is a 10:1 comprerssion sbc street/strip motor, this ebay guy buys the heads bare and does all the work inhouse to complete them from what my buddys said from the phone calls talking to the guy... yes the newer procomps heads are a lot better than previous castings years ago... they decent heads for a buget kind of build
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Frugal, like I previously wrote, they were bought on Ebay and were used.

Also, as I wrote above, I did contact edelbrock and they offered me a discount if I wanted new ones. But, because of the poor rocker arm alignment I didn't want to take a chance of ending up with the same situation without doing some research, which is part of what I'm doing now.

Oldbogie, thank you very much for the very informative and excellently articulated post.

Did you look at the above picture and if so do you consider the rocker arm alignments to be normal or excessive?

maybe take the rocker studs out.. have a machine shop that knows how to weld up alum.. fill the stud holes.. and then redrill the stud holes..
edle. most likely isn't doing anything because your not the original buyer.. not so much the date code...
I'd see what this route would cost..
I'd also.. ask the ebay seller.. if they sold them because of this. or upgraded.. to bigger heads... your "issue" might not be much of one.. for a street car..
can't fault edle. for not replacing them is they've been used..
I'd even ask if they where cast wrong and they know about it.. why they don't at least fix them.. or replace them...
if it was me.. I'd call AGAIN, and I'd also file a complaint with ebay if the seller won't take back their faulty parts.. I'd also go through paypal to see what can be done.. as this is clearly a defective item.. that was pawned off to the next guy that didn't know..
and if that didn't work. I'd weld them then redrill..
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and of course no one see's why we have the unemployment we have, sad
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Spend your head money on some roller rockers and adjustable guide plates. I prefer the Isky plates and have used them many times. In the old days, we used to cut the guideplates in half, line up the rockers and then weld them back together.
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Looking at the picture again the alignment doesn't look that bad. I have a set of edelbrocks that look the same way but used adjustable guide plates to get the roller tip right over the valve tip. I was at my buddys place today and he has 383 sitting on the floor in his shop. He has a set of cammel humps on it. I took the valve cover off and sure enough the rockers were all angled. I asked him about it and he said that's just the way it is and its not a big deal. I think if you buy another set of heads your just going to be dissapointed when you bolt them on and have the same issue......I don't know maybe I'm wrong
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