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  1. SBC: Lost a spring and a push-rod

    Hi! I'm looking for some advice about my engine. I don't know as much as I would like to about this engine, but here is what I do know: it is a 327 out of either a '69 Camaro, or early-mid 60s El Camino. Currently in a '70 El Camino. Sportsman II heads. Definitely not stock cam, but I don't have...
  2. valve springs interfere with head stud washers

    Haven't had the chance to contact ARP or AFR to hear their take on the issue as they're not open weekends, so I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem? I got AFR 1050 heads (1.55" OD springs) and ARP 234-4301 sbc Head Stud Kit (which is the recommended kit by AFR). I get all the studs...
  3. Bent pushrods and engine issues above 6300 RPM

    Hello everyone, the other day I decided to try and spin my new cam up to 6500 RPM as it's advertised to make power that high. When I got to about 6300 RPM it started missing and power flattened out, it sounded/felt like I hit a rev limiter. I thought it was odd so I let off and cruised it back...