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Old 06-16-2022, 08:24 PM
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And learning.
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Old 06-16-2022, 09:16 PM
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I'm not familiar with the Jeep rocker arm setup, assuming they are not adjustable? Wouldn't adjustable ones be a better route to go than messing with a bunch of different pushrods?
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Old 07-04-2022, 11:39 AM
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zz, if there were adjustable rocker arms available I'd own a set. By selecting correct size shims for under the rocker stands, I got the engine to run. After running a few minutes the lifter plungers seemed to work better. I'm confident enough that I'm putting all the other stuff on the engine and elsewhere.
Two of the events I pan to run do not allow Weld Rodlite rims. Also, I felt the 10 1/2" Mickey's were too wide. I bought the 9" Hoosiers from a Super Stock (or stock class?) racer. The International slots are from Facebook Marketplace. I have to black out the white letters on the slicks to look more period correct. Notice the unilug slots are wallowed out. I had my long time friend and ace machinist Don Groff drill a fresh bolt pattern.
After a lot of scrubbing on the wheels I once again whipped out my trusty tire irons and put 'em together.
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Old 07-04-2022, 12:11 PM
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Look good to me!
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Old 07-04-2022, 12:41 PM
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Looks like adjustable arms are available. Not cheap, but available.

https://www.boostedtech.com/solution...oller-rockers/

https://www.summitracing.com/search/...le/full-roller
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Old 07-04-2022, 02:00 PM
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[QUOTE=05snopro440;560513]Looks like adjustable arms are available. Not cheap, but available.

I believe they are not adjustable. A big improvement though. If the engine works out, that would be the next modification.
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Old 07-04-2022, 02:42 PM
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Nice to have a friend like that.😎😎

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Old 07-04-2022, 03:04 PM
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[QUOTE=bob w;560516]
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Looks like adjustable arms are available. Not cheap, but available.

I believe they are not adjustable. A big improvement though. If the engine works out, that would be the next modification.
There are a few options in the links I shared for adjustable arms.
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Old 07-04-2022, 06:48 PM
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Adjustable push rods are what I ended up putting in the 401 Nailhead and the 392 Hemi
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Old 07-05-2022, 10:01 AM
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[QUOTE=05snopro440;560518]
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There are a few options in the links I shared for adjustable arms.
Although on Summit, one review for one of the adjustable options said they needed longer pushrods as well otherwise they needed a valve cover spacer
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