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Erk 04-18-2004 12:51 PM

Rocker Arms
 
Alright i got my pushrods in, and rocker arms on with the ballseat round part facing down, and the adjusting nut with the round face facing up correct?..
So i get my socket(just a regular socket) I tighten it down to where the pushrod is firm and is hard to turn and i turn it 1/2 past that. But the socket is so tight in their that i can't get the socket out..i got a feeling i am doing something wrong here? When the #1 piston is at TDC both lifters should be down and even correct??

-Eric

60convert 04-18-2004 01:13 PM

adjusting lifters
 
the time you go another half turn is when the push rod has no up and down movement, you should be able to spin it in your figers nd tighten till you feel a slight drag thn a nother 1/2 turn. sounds like you are going way to tight.
Jesse

Frisco 04-18-2004 01:22 PM

Re: Rocker Arms
 
Quote:

Originally posted by Erk
Alright i got my pushrods in, and rocker arms on with the ballseat round part facing down, and the adjusting nut with the round face facing up correct?..

-Eric

The "ball" should fit into the radius in the rocker arm. Unless I am misreading your post, you have it upside down.

Assuming you have rotated the engine so that the valve being adjusted is in the correct position to be adjusted. Tighten the adjusting nut slowly while lifting the pushrod up and down. When there is no up and down movement is '0' lash. Then tighten down 1/4-1/2 additional turns.

Side Note: I don't like the suggested method of turning the pushrod until you "feel" resistance. This is because you can still turn the pushrod even when the lifter has become completely collapsed.

buckethead1 04-18-2004 01:32 PM

Rocker Arm Installation

4 Jaw Chuck 04-18-2004 01:40 PM

The rocker will **** to one side when it is snugged causing the socket to bind on the nut. Just wiggle it out.

Erk 04-18-2004 02:07 PM

I have it to where it goes from bottom up. Rocker arm. Ball with the rounded part on the bottom of the pushrod where it fits. then adjusting nut with the round part facing upwards(flat facing down).

-Eric

Frisco 04-19-2004 05:45 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by Erk
I have it to where it goes from bottom up. Rocker arm. Ball with the rounded part on the bottom of the pushrod where it fits. then adjusting nut with the round part facing upwards(flat facing down).

-Eric

Here is a photo of the assembly. Photo is not Chevy but still is correct for the assembly.

http://hotrodders.com/gallery/data/5...Fig28.jpg?6342

I don't know why the photo won't show up. The address is rocker arm assembly and is located in my photo album on this site.


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