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Old 02-10-2011, 08:53 AM   #1
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Motor Rebuilding Questions

Alright so here's the deal. I bought a set of Vortec heads and the guy I bought them from took all the rocker arms off and didn't keep them in order. So my question is: Is it safe to reuse the rocker arms out of order if I use new pushrods? I'm on a college student budget so money is tight and I already have to have the guides machined down to allow for me to use the cam I want to run. I don't want to be cheap bit at 100+ for a new set of rockers really ads to the price of the heads. If I need new ones I will but id like to try to save money where I can.

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Old 02-10-2011, 10:02 AM   #2
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Old 02-10-2011, 12:47 PM   #5
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Awesome. That's what I wanted to hear. What if the balls are all mixed up? I can afford to replace them at .59 a piece. I was planning on getting new nuts also.
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Old 02-10-2011, 01:17 PM   #6
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Its not a big deal. Spend the money on a good set of poly locks instead of the factory nuts.
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Old 02-10-2011, 03:07 PM   #7
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You know what, the locks that came with these heads don't look like normal rocker nuts. They are taller and I bet they are poly locks. I'll have to check when get home.
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Old 02-10-2011, 06:15 PM   #9
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Yes sir. Do you mind refreshing my memory on the bottom end and everything? Also why do you ask?
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Send me pic of rocker nuts and I will tell ya what they are.
Re-using rockers is VERY common practice, new pushrods is a great idea.(WCH has them for like 30 bucks ask them) Don't worry about the pivot balls being mixed up, it is no big deal, just put a dab of assembly lube or cam break in lube or just motor oil in the rocker between them when you put them on heads.
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Send me pic of rocker nuts and I will tell ya what they are.
Re-using rockers is VERY common practice, new pushrods is a great idea.(WCH has them for like 30 bucks ask them) Don't worry about the pivot balls being mixed up, it is no big deal, just put a dab of assembly lube or cam break in lube or just motor oil in the rocker between them when you put them on heads.


Will do. I'm on my way home now and will send it shortly. Can you get pictures messages?
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He has poly locks.
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Yep and some nice ones. At least they aren't the cheap mr gasket crap.
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Woo hooo! I gots some poly locks!!
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