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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Lloyd's paint & glass, Jan 1, 2022.
Does the noise go away when you kill a cylinder one at a time?
Don’t give up on it Lloyd ,
Some guys still do a very good job of things .
But,,,,if you see crap under the valve covers,,,,beware !
That’s usually a bad sign .
Never tried it. Seen how some of the valve springs looked funky so I pulled the rockers.
I'll just order new springs and change em here. Not in the mood to pull the heads lol
If you ordered new springs that match the cam you’ll need new retailers or at least 8 intake retainers to do away with the exhaust rotators as was mentioned earlier
I had a fresh rebuild that had a noise after break-in and was sure a valve or spring or lifter.
I could adjust the valve and make the noise go away for just a second. What it was doing is that when the cylinder missed waiting on the lifter to bleed down it that (#7) cylinder would miss (noise gone) then pick back up and hit again and noise comes back. Finally I pulled the wire for that cylinder and the noise would go away. Tore down engine and #7 cylinder piston was scuffed and wrist pin tight.
If it were mine, I'd pull the heads and check EVERYTHING, including the valve job. If it needs a valve job, be prepared for it to burn some oil because chances are, if it needs a valve job, it's just a rattle can rebuild. If the valve job is good, and the cylinders look good, Install the matching springs and retainers-shimmed to spec and go from there. If any thing looks dicey when you get it apart, cylinder wise, I'd start over. JMO. Sorry Buddy, I know that's not what you wanted to hear.
My mom told me if you don't have anything nice to say, just be quiet
I'll ask momma what she wants to do. It's her truck. Hell she might say she wants a big block in there!
That's our girl!!! LOL!!! Big Block for the win!!!
A big block would be rat nice!
Who's girl is she if she asks for one of those newer Chevy engines....
Damn Dude, that's harsh and possibly grounds for divorce! LMAO!!!
Lmao!!! That won't happen, I'm just kidding.
A Mark IV is one of them newer Chevy engines in my book!
Man there's a new house under construction here, it's hard to pull any hot rod money at the moment, we're building out of pocket!! Pockets are full of holes besides, if there is a big block in the future, it's going in my car
I've told you before and I'll say it again, @Lloyd's paint & glass , I'm glad you're on the HAMB!
That thing needs a "W" motor!!!
Thank ya sir, you're good people
Oh wouldn't that be badass
A nice Mopar will bolt right in !
Last time I went thru this (been a long while) I kind of remember spring pockets being deeper on heads with rotaters for the exhaust? And if doing away with rotator's one needs to shim the exhaust spring pockets to get back to 1.700 (that's an example height for stock SBC's). Anyway's, my point Lloyd is this. Be sure to measure all your spring heights before reinstalling any spring at all.
Now wait a minute there buddy! I thought we were friends lol
Lol ,,,,,,we are .
Luke,,,,,,,,come over to the dark side ,,,,,,LoL .
Actually,,,,the line that suits it best is,,,,,,”the force is strong in this one “,,,,,,LoL .
Thanks Johnny, I'm gonna call the machine shop tomorrow. Truth be told, I'll probably just buy a set of heads from him and swap em out. Then let him go back through these.
So... uh... when ya gonna post up some pictures of the 56 man? Can I plan on drinking beer with you at the reunion this year?
Make sure and keep me posted about Bowling Green,,,,,,I’m gonna be there more than a couple of hours this time,,,LoL .
We'll be there on Wednesday, June 15th. Leaving on Sunday the 19th. I'll have plenty of brats and peppers & onions!
It's a wonder no one said to put a Flathead in it.
Great,,,,I’ll have a better appetite this time,,,LoL .
Sounds like big fun then .
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