|Here's the setup I'll be using.
Notice the one screw is shorter than the other one. The smaller one would
thread all the way up to it's shoulder while the other one would not.
The longer one is my adjuster that I could move in or out as needed to obtain
the proper length.
|Here you can see the one screw not in
all the way (right side). This is the one that will be used for adjusting. After
trying my new creation, I had to cut more off one end as it was to long.
No big deal as I cut it long just in case. Now the reason I used screws
that have a rounded head is because the end of the rockers are and
lifters have a concave radius so these would locate correctly. I could then
measure over the ends of the pushrod and have my new length. Now let's
see how it works.
|Woohoo....it works!! Now you can see
the test springs that I'm using. Notice how much difference there is
between the real spring (on the left) and test ones. There's NO WAY that my
new pushrod would be able to push my real springs open without bending
but that's not what I'm after so let's roll the engine through a few
times and take a look.
|If there wasn't bad luck, I wouldn't
have any luck at all sometimes. If you look close, you'll see that the
spring retainer hits the underside of the rocker arm. Not a good thing.
Now I'll have to either buy new rocker arms or do the one thing I'm gett'n good at.....brake out the grinder....again! If I grind on these
rockers, I'll void my warranty (these have a lifetime warranty on the
body of the rockers). So....what's it gonna be....new rockers or get busy
with the carbide??
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