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setting valves solid cam

We just had a big block built and was supposed to get together with the builder and he was going to show us how to set the valves. We couldn't seem to get time to have him show me and all i've ever messed with are hydraulic cams.
He did say to set it at 22 cold. All the info I got. Can someone please cause i know there out of adjustment tell me a simple way to adjust these right. Thanks

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Here's a link! Adjust away! and if he wants 22 cold that refers to .022" clearance between rocker arm tip and valve stem. .022" Feeler gauge
http://www.centuryperformance.com/ad...h-spg-149.html

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Try this thread:
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Bump the starter over a bit at a time (with spark power disabled) while watching the valves/rocker arms movement on #1 cylinder. Watch the exhaust valve. When it just starts to open, stop and adjust the intake valve of that cylinder to spec. Bump over the engine starter again while watching the intake valve, When the intake valve opens, then closes (just arrives back on seat closed), stop and adjust the exhaust valve to spec on that cylinder.
Repeat as nessessary for the other cylinders.

Works for any 4 stroke engine.
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get a remote starter,remove coil and ground it,, and adjust the rockers just as it goes through tdc and any other rockers on the firingg order,, if you intall a stud girdle,the poly locks will stay tighter longer,,,make sure you have the right clearenc e specs from manufacter,, after a few settings you will be a pro... i say set them hot,,, if they are alluminum heads i would for sure set hot because they expand a lot on heat up....
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hey f-bird this is the eoic method i read about/ When your done with the #1 cylinder can you just move to 3 5 7 and then jump to the other side and 2468? Appreciate the help. My builder said to set them cold and yes they are aluminum heads and a setting of .022. why would you do it warm is that a better way? Trying to learn so lets hear why?
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You can do the cylinders in what ever order you want. Just watch the valves movement of the cylinder you are adjusting the lash for.

If you happen to miss the spot when you are supposed to stop and adjust, just bump the motor around again till you get it right.

Most cam cards are speced for hot lash. It is the prefered method.

I set the lash .002" tighter than the hot lash cam card spec, when setting the lash cold, or for the first time, on cast iron block w cast iron heads.

When I do the valve lash adjustment hot, I do one cylinder bank's valves at a time, warming up the motor again between cylinder bank adjustments.

Generally you can deviate from the recomended valve lash spec that is shown on the cam card, by .008" tighter or .004" looser.

Unless you have specific info on the design of the cam's lash ramp design, it is not recomended to go much beyond this deviation range.
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When valves are specked hot what id is set at .002 loose(iron block and heads) warm the engine up to operating temp set one cylinder.Then go to the house till the next day and check the lash on the cylinder set hot this becomes the cold setting and never have to do it hot again.
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