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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-08-2013, 01:02 AM Thread Starter
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I've never heard it run right. When I pulled it out of the garage or went straight to the machine shop. The first time it started it was with stock Ross and rockers. I bought new rods and Summit roller tipped rockers. When I pulled the old rods out I noticed they were bent I assume because my dad over tightened them when I was building the motor. (He thought he would help me by putting in the rods and rockers turns out he bent Em.) Never the less it still sounds bad... maby that screwd up a lifter? I have no idea. Dreading having to tear it back down
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post #17 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-08-2013, 01:03 AM Thread Starter
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When I pulled it out of the garage it went straight to the machine shop. ****
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I've never heard it run right. When I pulled it out of the garage or went straight to the machine shop. The first time it started it was with stock Ross and rockers. I bought new rods and Summit roller tipped rockers. When I pulled the old rods out I noticed they were bent I assume because my dad over tightened them when I was building the motor. (He thought he would help me by putting in the rods and rockers turns out he bent Em.) Never the less it still sounds bad... maby that screwd up a lifter? I have no idea. Dreading having to tear it back down
It's not that bad. The intake and the carb only weigh about 30 pounds at the most. Pull the intake, put the fuel pump hose in a gas can, and crank the engine over. You'll see if the lifter is colapsed.
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Guess thats On the agenda for the Weekend
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post #20 of 20 (permalink) Old 01-12-2013, 12:41 PM Thread Starter
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Btw turns out the lunati pushrods I bought were to long at 6.936. The length my cam calls for is 6.881
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