Does kinda look like maybe homemade spacers huh?
They are Mopar Performance Heavy Duty Rockers, bought em new when I screwed her together. Shafts were stock replacement from Advance. Thoroughly cleaned of crap... sent one back for burrs in oil holes
Doubt it. Used a book... and the clearances for the pushrods would not allow it, at least in my observation. Now. I caint remember where I scored the spacers at...doubt I bought aftermarket, but maybe ... got some stuff from Mancini..or I coulda pulled em off a 318 I had making around..Is it possible you put all the "left" rockers on one side/shaft, and the "right" rockers one the other.
Something is wacky in the pix. .
It's loudest w/ a stethoscope on the valve covers and kinda loud on the shaft.. sounds just like a good ol Cummings! But, I caint hear it with the rocker box off, like you can a clatter/ clickn crap loose valve trainI listened again and you guys should too. It's a grinding noise like if a bolt were rubbing on the flywheel or the cam gear. Like I said before, it's a whirring noise. Twice the engine rpm at least. With the cam and slow idle you can damn near hear every cylinder fire. If it was piston slap that would have the same rhythm as the cylinders firing. This noise is double that rhythm.
I can move one or them laterally, very minutely, sometimes, but.not all of em.I was just checking a head with rockers on the bench. You can move the rockers side to side an 1/8 inch with no push rods and pressure on them. They may be no space between the rockers but they are just floating on the shaft and against each other but there's no pressure there pushing them together, when running they are coated with oil.
Yessir! The hold downs are stock type. Ain't sure where I got em. ( factory, aftermarket, Mancini?) So, for clarification, you are recommending 20 thou between rockers?Take the hold down washers (ie. spacers) out and hit them with a file or grinder about a 10 thou a side. you just want to basically show some new metal on them. This will relieve the rockers from each other and give you some peace of mind. Are the 2 and 4 washers stock? They look a little off to me as well as #3. I just never seen them that shiny.
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