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Old 08-02-2004, 03:22 AM
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rockers and guideplates????

okay, this is what i want to do. i want to buy some FULL roller rocker arms for my sbc 383 stroker. the thing is i have heard that you NEED guide plates with full roller rockers. is this true? i have slotted pushrod holes in my head, i heard that also matters. can i just get the full rollers and put a stud girdle on? the reason i ask this is because according to the manual, my heads need to be machined for guideplates and that is money i don't have right now. one other question, the rockers i am going to use are 1.6 ratio comp cam magnums. now do you NEED to have tall valve covers for these, my friend is so convinced you don't need to because it doesn't specify it. i was always told you do need them.

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You don't need guideplates unless your slots won't accomodate the cam lift, or are worn out. Most aftermkt full roller rockers will need taller covers. The manufacturer/retailer has no Idea what you are going to do with these rockers, you may be using them on a VW! Thus, no valve cover specs.

Unless you are building a full blown Drag car. Forget the stud girdle and spend your money on something that will make reliable horsepower. Girdles are an uneeded pain in the ***** on a hydraulic cammed mild street car. You will need taller covers and special rocker adjusters with a girdle..
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