Vette(s): #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
Rock On, Wayne!!! Be sure to check the lifter to make sure it hasn't come too far out of the bore, and....when yo get it back together, leave the valve cover off and start it...make SURE all of the rockers are getting oil on them. It might make a small oil mess, but it's better than a friggin tow bill. That rocker could have failed for several reasons....fatigue, not hardened properly, too much lift/coil bind, or....no oil/lube. Check that pushrod for straightness, and that the hole in the middle is open all the way thru. Hope it's that simple of a fix! But it would explain the noise....and the poof of smoke.
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Al, this was a crate motor that was purchased about 4 yrs ago now. Including this motor I've pulled 4 and put in 3. This motor was put in for me buy someone that was, uh, not so good. I don't blame him for this problem but you wouldn't believe some of the other boneheaded stuff.
I've got a set of valve covers in mind but WOW are they pricey. Not sure if these will fit but they have tall ones as well.
Joel, with the way my back has been I'm going to send it out to have done. Same place that did the alignment. Sarge81 sent me to them and they're good. Besides if they do something wrong I can always blame him!
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Dave C..........My mantra: I can not be bought!! Long and short term leases available.
In the words of Zora Arkus-Duntov "Is your seat belt fastened? Alright, Let's go"
Vette(s): 1981 Blue Ice Met. w/pearl ghost flames
3.45 Dana 44.
Dave, if you do buy a set of roller rocker arms, please do not buy rocker arms by Proform. They are Chinese junk! I made the mistake years ago and they almost cost me an engine after they disintegrated. Buy something decent like Crane Golds or something along those lines.
My preference has been American made Harland-Sharp rocker arms. I've been putting them in "LS" engines with great success. Big cams and spinning the engines to 7000 rpms with no failures. Like most roller rockers you will pickup some valve train noise.
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