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Can I use solid lifters with C9VE heads? What does it take to change to solid lifters? Thanks

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205.188.195.26 Convert to solid lifters
No score for this post February 9 2001, 3:46 PM

You will need to trash can the rail rockers, convert to non shouldered studs and install guide plates and use hardened pushrods. You can get away with not machining the rocker stud pedestals .230" as some books recommend if you run lash caps and check the rocker geometry. I have done this on a few engines but it may not work in all cases. To be safe the pedestals should be machined to accomodate the guide plates and new studs. I use BBC/ARP studs. For street use try stamped steel rockers from a later engine with steel fulcrums, don't use the aluminum fulcrums. If you are going to use a cam with more than .550" lift or spin the engine above normal street rpms you should run a set of roller rockers.

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205.188.195.26 Convert to solid lifters
No score for this post February 9 2001, 3:48 PM

You will need to trash can the rail rockers, convert to non shouldered studs and install guide plates and use hardened pushrods. You can get away with not machining the rocker stud pedestals .230" as some books recommend if you run lash caps and check the rocker geometry. I have done this on a few engines but it may not work in all cases. To be safe the pedestals should be machined to accomodate the guide plates and new studs. I use BBC/ARP studs. For street use try stamped steel rockers from a later engine with steel fulcrums, don't use the aluminum fulcrums. If you are going to use a cam with more than .550" lift or spin the engine above normal street rpms you should run a set of roller rockers.
 
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