Re: Lash Caps
Thanks for the responses.
Valve are the .225/.250 stem to grove distance.
My first inclination was to eliminate the lash caps, put back the two springs I removed, put the girdle back, make adjustments, get valve covers back on and drop the motor into the car. The easy way with minimal effort.
BUT......... lash caps are a good thing on a solid roller with high spring pressures, the old keepers have been beat on long enough and should be replaced with correct new keepers with recess for lash caps. Also chance to check all springs and install correct retainers. A lot more work, hopefully will be worth it.
Just checked some recessed keepers and found the depth of the recess to be 0.080 which is about 0.040 more than I need.
Try to eliminate as many modes of failure as possible.
I guess I should ask the question if anyone has had bad experience using lash caps and recessed keepers.
1966 Beaumont SD
hydraulic roller 468 12.22 at 109
solid roller 461 11.49 at 119