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429 valve adjustment

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by airboater67, Feb 8, 2006.

  1. airboater67
    Joined: Feb 8, 2006
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    looking for info to adjust 429 valves during rebuild. i have done it running before but it is going into a 77 glastron carlson jetboat, which makes it very difficult to do running. It has a mild cam dove heads, and roller rockers. its been a long time since ive done this and dont want to mess it up. also my timing set has a slight offset in timing, should i install a straight up set, or keep the advance. any info, i would appreciate. thanks guys......:confused:
     
  2. SnoDawg
    Joined: Jul 23, 2004
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    First read the rules and post an intro and second, a 429 What? Ford Caddy??

    Dawg
     
  3. Capt. Zorro
    Joined: Nov 30, 2004
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    Hydraulic or Mech. cam? If it's a hyd. you usually only have to put each cylinder at TDC and adj. the rocker arm retaining nut until the pushrod won't turn. Then tighten it up a half to full turn to set the preload on the lifters. If you have a Mech. cam the valve adj. info should be on the timing card that came with the cam.
    Welcome to the HAMB.
     
  4. airboater67
    Joined: Feb 8, 2006
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    thanks for the info.......
     
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  5. tomslik
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
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    !?!?!?!?!
    if it's a 429 ford, the rockers sit on pedestals with NO oem adjustment possible.
    that said, they do make shims to go under the pedestal....

    i think caddies use rocker shafts and aren't adjustable but i'm not 100%
     

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