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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 27th, 00, 11:18 AM Thread Starter
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I'm going to buy some vortec heads and I am curious if I can run regular rocker arms if I use guideplates? i saw a site where they said this would be fine but I wanted to confer with you guys to make sure. I really don't want to shell out another $165 for rocker arms... thanks guys

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 27th, 00, 12:24 PM
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i would think stock rockers would be fine unless you plan on turning some high rpms thats is where aftermarket rockers r probably quite an advantage as they r stronger and lighter just my opinion though
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 27th, 00, 02:24 PM
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No! You can not run regular rocker arms with the Vortec heads. You must use the self aligning rocker arms or have guide plates installed in order to use regular rocker arms. Do a search on the subject and you will find several other posts on this subject.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 27th, 00, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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I have guidplates for the heads when I get them. I can use regular rocker arms with the guidplates correct?
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 27th, 00, 06:41 PM
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you'll need to machine the stud bosses down the thickness of the guideplates and thread the holes for screw-in studs. By the time you pay for all this machine work and the studs, you might figure the self-aligning rockers are cheaper.

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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old Oct 28th, 00, 04:14 AM
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When I got my vortec heads. I found that Jim Pace has production GM self aligning rockers for about 48 dollar per engine.


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