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Old 12-06-2005, 23:36   #1 (permalink)
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Good Buy?

hey guys

just brought a set of used Crane gold rockers off ebay for $257.50...

Do you think thats a good buy? they are in good condition, no studs or locks.


http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI....tem=4595043930

now the funny part, he said they are 1.73. from what i can see on cranes www there is only 2 1.73 versions and one of them is a 'wide body' version. Therefore i am hoping these are just 351c 1.73 normal rockers...
Crane 27750
http://store.summitracing.com/defaul...h.asp&N=400078


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Old 12-07-2005, 00:15   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Good Buy?

I have a brand new set ready to go on the new motor. I paid US$308 for them including lock nuts....so thats AU$400 brand new.

Mine are Cleveland part #27750 and there are some noticeable differences!!

With ref to those ebay Q's....

1. Mine do have Crane Cams stamped into them including the 1.73 rocker ratio (quite visible on the top)

2. See the small hole in the rocker where the pushrod oil gets sqirted onto the main roller?.....mine don't have a hole there. Mine comes out of the top of that small grey pushrod seat where it comes out the top of the rocker.

3. Mine have a fair bit more metal around the sides where the main roller shaft is. ie: bit wider.

My two trains of thought are that they are a very old model, or they're fakes.
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You can see the 27750's here. Hey, what do yours say on the top?



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Re: Good Buy?

might be big block chev ones? they're 1.73 ratio too.
The roller pin has worked its way out on the ebay one too.
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might be big block chev ones? they're 1.73 ratio too.
The roller pin has worked its way out on the ebay one too.
I noticed the pin also. It's the very reason I had to replace two of my own roller rockers. The two rockers were subjected to too much abuse and they didn't like it.
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I noticed the pin also. It's the very reason I had to replace two of my own roller rockers. The two rockers were subjected to too much abuse and they didn't like it.
Its usually a sign of wear if the pin works itself out.
On another note can you buy neddle kits for the main roller bearing from crane?
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Its usually a sign of wear if the pin works itself out.
On another note can you buy neddle kits for the main roller bearing from crane?
It would make sense that you could.

You can buy individual rockers.
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Its usually a sign of wear if the pin works itself out.
On another note can you buy neddle kits for the main roller bearing from crane?
I'm sure you can. The two worn rockers in my case where the ones above the two valves I bent back in Jan 05.
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Old 12-07-2005, 02:32   #9 (permalink)
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ok so either they are fakes, or they are worn heaps...
I havn't paid or anything, i think i might giv them a miss ass i see the differences TruBlu is pointing out!

not sure?
i damn wanted em but that logo just isn't clear enough, the arm/pin isn't as thick at the side, different oiling hole etc
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might be big block chev ones? they're 1.73 ratio too.
The roller pin has worked its way out on the ebay one too.
Pretty normal to have the pin sticking out more one side, so don't panick. These are my Yella terra rollers brand new below. (they are $800 7/16 1.73 rollers)


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