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6/19/14 5:13pm - Original Message: 'A good reason(?) to destroy a rocker arm'
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Ash Fork, AZ - USA

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I replaced the rocker arms with roller rocker.  My daughter and I are going to adjust them tonight.  I'll let you know how it goes...after I call Sarge81Big smile( I hope you're expecting a call!)







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6/19/14 8:19pm - Reply: 'Re: A good reason(?) to destroy a rocker arm'
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1981 Blue Ice Met. w/pearl ghost flames TKO500 5speed. LS1 Swap 3.45 Dana 44.

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I'm done with my Swordfish dinner I cooked for the first time. Now I'm watching Hells Kitchen. 
So call me after 9. LOL 

Just messing with you. Clown
You got my number. I'm up until 10. 
Rocker arms look nice man. Thumbs Up


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'69 "N11" Sidepipes
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6/19/14 8:34pm - Reply: 'Re: A good reason(?) to destroy a rocker arm'
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Zachary, LA - USA

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1974 L-48 Auto. Just your basic Vette. GM crate motor w/vortec heads and intake. Crane cam. Scorpion rockers, Edelbrock carb. Lots of parts still in boxes... :(

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Watch your back, with all that leaning over... 

You doing it the old fashioned way?  Tightening them down until they stop tapping?

They look good.  Too bad your valve covers aren't see through.  Beer




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6/19/14 10:30pm - Reply: 'Re: A good reason(?) to destroy a rocker arm'
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Ash Fork, AZ - USA

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My daughter came over after work and I could only do half because of the back.  But hey, They're half done!  

Sarge, I'll agitate you tomorrowSmile

I did find clear valve coversShocked but not for center bolt heads.  How long are they going to stay that way?



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6/19/14 10:45pm - Reply: 'Re: A good reason(?) to destroy a rocker arm'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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Dave....are the holes in the head that the pushrods go thru circular, or are they slotted, as in they have flats on the sides? If the pushrod holes are completely round....you're not going to be able to run those rockers without installing guide plates. IF the pushrods holes have flat sides, then yer good to go. The reason is that you have to have some way to hold the rocker arms squared on the valve tips. If the pushrod holes are completely round, there is nothing to guide the rods, and hold them in line. The slotted type holes are to guide the rods. Without the slotted holes, you need guide plates.
Just something you need to check before finishing up on the rockers....



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6/20/14 6:15am - Reply: 'Re: A good reason(?) to destroy a rocker arm'
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Joel, I believe he bought the self aligning rocker arm. The ones that were on there originally were self aligning. 

Dave, I'm going to your hood tonight. Hanging out at the Moose Lodge. Stop by if you have time. 


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Borgeson Steering Box
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6/20/14 7:20am - Reply: 'Re: A good reason(?) to destroy a rocker arm'
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6/20/14 10:41am - Reply: 'Re: A good reason(?) to destroy a rocker arm'
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Ash Fork, AZ - USA

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Sarge81 said: Joel, I believe he bought the self aligning rocker arm. The ones that were on there originally were self aligning. 

Dave, I'm going to your hood tonight. Hanging out at the Moose Lodge. Stop by if you have time. 


Joel, What he said!Thumbs Up

Yeppers, I'll be there.  

After working on the engine with Sara, the back isn't doing me any favors this morning.  I'll get out there and finish it today...very slowlySmile

On a positive note, I didn't leave any blood in the engine compartment, just a little skin.  Wow, who'dve thunk it?


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