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solid lifter shaft rocker arm adjustment

During valve adjust procedure would it be possible to get solid lifter shaft rocker adjuster too tight by pushing to hard with T handle Allen wrench to take slack out of push rod and shaft rocker ? Will the lunati solid lifter collapse to any extent like a hydraulic from pushing down the rocker too much ?

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During valve adjust procedure would it be possible to get solid lifter shaft rocker adjuster too tight by pushing to hard with T handle Allen wrench to take slack out of push rod and shaft rocker ? Will the lunati solid lifter collapse to any extent like a hydraulic from pushing down the rocker too much ?
A solid lifter has no "give"- it is truly solid.
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how bout the ones with the hole to lube the cam ?
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how bout the ones with the hole to lube the cam ?
Dude- a solid lifter is solid. Period.

If you want to take a deep breath and compose a question pertaining to exactly what issues you're having, someone will help.
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just trying to not get the valves too tight .
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adj the solids

well for me.. if u put toooo much torque on the rocker you'll start pushing the valve down, resulting a never closing valve.
just adj the rocker/valve to the correct shim point without over tighting.
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Slight drag on feeler gage is negotiable ,I want as much lift as I can get with out being tight . This is a race car. thanks for the advice . ya'll have been very helpfull , keep up the good text.



















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Slight drag on feeler gage is negotiable ,I want as much lift as I can get with out being tight . This is a race car. thanks for the advice . ya'll have been very helpfull , keep up the good text.
Unless you've already done a lash loop to determine that there's an advantage in opening or closing the lash from the recommendation of the grinder, you are just shooting in the dark.

It's my opinion that a lash loop is a tool to use to help select the right cam rather than a "fix" for the wrong cam. If, after you've done a loop you see that the cam is too large or small, the better choice for a race engine is to select a grind that's better suited to the engine rather than tight/loose lashing the cam.
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