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Old 01-10-2013, 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by MouseFink View Post
Southern engineering will not solve the problem. If it would I would grind my own camshafts with a wood rasp.

When using self aligning rockers, the rocker MUST be pre-loaded (in contact) with the valve tip at all times or the rocker arms will be tossed off the valve. That eliminates the use of a solid lifter camshaft that may set from .015" to .030" valve lash.
hyd cams don't always have contact.

I'll let you know how it goes. I may be right, or I may be crazy.
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