When you oil primed or valve adjusted it didn't you notice something?
Did something like the cover push against it?
The step is to kill deflection and harmonics. It may give some clearance benefits as well.
Do not count it as metal debris contaminated. You can clean it up , and have lasting success. Wipe the covers , valley, lifter bores,and pan, anything you can reach.
Do you need guide plates? Ik] know , but the 1.65 ratio is cool. Did you have your cam ordered to use the 1.65 rocker ratio, and still maintain their spec? Or is it stacked on their spec?
Last edited by spinn; 03-08-2013 at 08:33 AM.