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post #6 of (permalink) Old 05-14-2019, 07:15 PM Thread Starter
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Not a true performance build, but sounds like something I can do.
Main reason for the question is I am looking at different cheaper aluminum heads that come with the springs installed. Most have 0.550 springs installed.
So quick take I am getting is in this case I would be wanting to stay below 0.500 on the cam just to be safe without needing to worry?
Putting better springs in is always an option.
Not going anywhere radical, don't want to get into piston to valve clearance issues.

If this engine is even usable. That's a different can of worms.


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