Nah, I knew what you meant, Geoff. To be honest, I was expecting a fight, so I was purposely vague. My apologies.B3RE,
All good. I could have worded it better.
When I set up to cut the rockers, my intent was not necessarily to lengthen the fulcrum, but to have the rocker resting closer to the center of the valve stem, in the perpendicular plane. I used that measurement from the head to determine the point where I would make the radial cut, and it happened to be slightly longer than the original fulcrum length. As bad as the rockers were, I had no choice but to re-shape the tips so they would actually contact the valve stem properly. T
Some of the pads had been ground almost flat and were resting on the valve stem tip chamfer when in the closed position. It just made sense to make it better since I had to do the work anyway.