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imported_n/a
03-05-2005, 02:20 PM
Alright here's the situation. i have a 74 chevy k-10. 350 motor, and my rocker arm studs are breaking. i bought the truck not too long ago, and it has edelbrock cam and lifters, with roller rockers and poly locks. i am trying to figure out why they keep breacking. weird thing is, its happened 3 times on the same side. the springs maybe too stiff for the stud to handle, but eventhe strongerones that i replaced havebroken. my question is: should i put stock springs in it, or what??? this is my first car/project and i am clueless as to what i should do. any help would be appreciated
thanks

imported_n/a
03-05-2005, 02:29 PM
sorry i didn't put it in the chevy talk, i was checkin out ford when i wanted to ask.

78bronco
03-05-2005, 02:31 PM
you can take the heads off and take them to a good engine shop and the will pull them out and put new ones in Ive done this severle times at the shop I used to work at!

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pumpkin
03-05-2005, 05:58 PM
Sounds like some thing is binding and or your buzzin too many "R" s.

78bronco
03-06-2005, 10:58 PM
or you have some of those shity casting heads form chevy the ones that always are craked!!

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imported_n/a
03-08-2005, 06:36 PM
well, got new screw-in studs, and am going to tap the heads tomorrow and put them in, guy i got the studs from suggested it was probably the valves weren't adjusted, and told me an easy way to adjust them, thanks for the input

78bronco
03-08-2005, 09:33 PM
did you get the factory replacement screw in studs???

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