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Old 04-22-2006, 03:12 PM   #1
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Default Rockers only swap? And oops story...

I'm kinda nervous about the time constraints I've got here, I've gotta be able to leave tomorrow morning, and doin springs AND rockers might be pushin it, so is it reasonable to just do the rockers and swap the springs in later this summer when I upgrade some more? It doesn't go past 6000 rpm anyways, so what do ya think? The car has about 92000 miles.
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What ratio, 1.9'*?
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i swapped a set of springs on a set of heads on the autozone workbench in 10 min..not hard
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i swapped a set of springs on a set of heads on the autozone workbench in 10 min..not hard
but the heads we off the vehicle.. its quite a bit harder with the heads on the car, but definately a do-able project for springs and rockers in a day
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Are they roller rockers or the modified stock rockers. I have 1:9'* with stock springs and pushrods with no float. They are not rollers however.
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Well, I almost did it perfectly. Except somehow one, that'* right, ONE (!!!!!) rocker pedestal was installed crooked by some dumbass <---- and when we fired it up it destroyed the rocker, the rocker stand, and the aluminum spacer, or whatever its called. I think I can salvage them and limp home, but I'm gonna need to order some new stuff.....DAMMIT!!!!
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if it was bill ban him!
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I wish I could blame someone else.....oh well, ya live and learn, right?
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Might be ok to get him home ok. We're taking a fresh look at it this morning.
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Alway double check alignment.
I had one on the front bank that I discovered was crooked before I buttoned it up. Had to reassemble and was glad that I double checked.
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