Re: BBC valve train troubles
You know... I was ALMOST going to say the same thing, but not having enough experience, I hesitated only say " alot I dont like to see".
The pro is spot on. Pull 'em both. to me, a non pro, I don't like not knowing. You pull them off, and freshen them up, then you know its 100%. PS have you done a compression test yet? Not required, just asking.
Yeah, the Lisle is on "on head" compressor. I use it with a mag tipped machinists scribe to catch the locks. IT's MUCH easier to disassemble when they're up on their sides; and you can use a big C clamp compressor. And let the lock fall on the bench!
Not a bad thing. A bad thing would have been to plug all your EFI stuff on, and then have a poor running engine due to the valves. Which may have caused an undue amount of "failed tuning" on the EFi. Now THAT would suck bad. This dont.
PS, I found postioning the guide plates one of the least precise " sort of move it around until it fits" steps in head assembly. I did have to use Comp adjustable plates, with sort of bend in the middle allowing a better fit. Not on all the valve sets, but on a few. Once we had them set, I didn't use their set screw; I had junior weld them in that position. Log story short; I set them in loosely and wiggled them about and "eyeballed" the alignments until the pushrods centered on the valve stems.
Now that I've admitted what an amatuer I am, a pro may correct that procedure.
and do read up on rocker arm geometry. There is a thread going on now. VERY important on our BBCs.
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