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Old 09-24-2005, 21:40   #1 (permalink)
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can someone tell me the correct procedure for adjusting hydrolic lifters rockers etc pls thanks , in the easiet term possable as i always struggle with this procedure
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can someone tell me the correct procedure for adjusting hydrolic lifters rockers etc pls thanks , in the easiet term possable as i always struggle with this procedure
what sort of motor ?
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Old 09-25-2005, 01:21   #3 (permalink)
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would help hey, 351 windsor
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Old 09-25-2005, 04:51   #4 (permalink)
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Is it a stokie or hot cam. Standard rocker gear or aftermarket?
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heavy duty springs , mildish cam ,standard rockers
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Can quote the manual, if thats any help. Let me know.
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pls as i dont have it ,
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Find out what firing order you have before you try anything as this will affect how you go about adjustment. You should have the 351 firing order but not 100%.
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yeah its 1-3-7-2-6-5-4-8
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Old 09-26-2005, 05:43   #10 (permalink)
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The stock pedistal stuff should come to 20ftlbs withing 1/2 turn from zero. If not adjust pedistal height. THis should give you about .040 preload (depression) of the plunger. A little more, a little less, no sweat. You just don't want to bottom out the plunger, and have the valve unseat. Or set the rocker to such funny geometery that it causes guide wear and seal failure.

FWIW - all valves adjusted using:
Intake valve starts to close = adjust Exhaust valve
Exhaust valve starts to open = adjust Intake valve
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