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problems with guide plates and roller rocker to valve stem alignment

I am just setting up roller rockers on a 383 clevo and have found the guide plate slots are too close together causing the rollers tips to not be centered on the valve stem. I can move the guide plate over to get one rocker on center but then the other rocker roller tip is hanging half off the valve stem on the worst one. Is it ok to move guide plates to get the best position possible for both valves and leave it at that, or should they be all centered? If that is the case I don't know how to do that other than cutting them in half and welding them back together in the correct possition. I don't really want to do this as it would be a pain in the ass. Any help would be appeciated.

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Re: problems with guide plates and roller rocker to valve stem alignment

Cut and weld is the recomended way.
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Re: problems with guide plates and roller rocker to valve stem alignment

hey dezza,
not sure what brand of guide plates you have but there can be a simple reason for this.
Many guide plates are made to suit 5/16 pushrods and often people upgrade their pushrods to 3/8 causing them to rub against the guides.
Two choices, grind your guideplates, or cut and reweld as mentioned above.
Alternatively, get a set of hardened 5/16 pushrods then you'll have no worries at all.

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