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Solid lifter adjustment

OK , Dumb question of the day,
Just purchased this bad boy with unknown internals other than eagle crank,H Beam rods,roller set up, B & M blower,Aluninum Brodix heads,I will be pulling the timing cover to try and ID the cam but for now need to check valve adjustment sence I just did compression check which is about 175-185 PSI per cyl.
I am only familiar with 30 30 adjustment on my z car, Any help ? Also are these Moroso rubber valve cover gaskets a 1 time shot ?
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I hate to tell you this but most of the cams have their grind numbers stamped on the distributor end of the cam. As for the gaskets, the blue Moroso gaskets are reusable. Just wipe em off and re-install.
You may be able to figure out the lash by trial fitting some feeler gauges on each intake and exhaust valve. Then compare the results and see what number is most common. You can have a .005 variance either way.

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I hate to tell you this but most of the cams have their grind numbers stamped on the distributor end of the cam. As for the gaskets, the blue Moroso gaskets are reusable. Just wipe em off and re-install.
You may be able to figure out the lash by trial fitting some feeler gauges on each intake and exhaust valve. Then compare the results and see what number is most common. You can have a .005 variance either way.
my comp cam has the number printed right under the timing chain gear.. cant miss it

not sure how others are.. its a hydraulic cam though
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Would asking the previous owner for the cam card be out of the question?

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I wish it was that easy, Prev owner couldnt retrieve it either. I have the org owners name that had motor built and working on finding him , but till then , I'm ina big pickle.
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I hate to tell you this but most of the cams have their grind numbers stamped on the distributor end of the cam. As for the gaskets, the blue Moroso gaskets are reusable. Just wipe em off and re-install.
You may be able to figure out the lash by trial fitting some feeler gauges on each intake and exhaust valve. Then compare the results and see what number is most common. You can have a .005 variance either way.
X2 This would be the next best thing, if you have no clue on the cam specs.

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He could also remove the plugs, attach a degree wheel, and plot the duration of both intake and exhaust valves and valve lift and compare the values to manufacturer's catalog, if manf is known.

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Great idea , This will be the next step if markings are not on the cam under timing cover..... There is a ever so slight leak at the crank seal
so I have a great reason to take a peak...

This sight is so great , Thanx Yall
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I know it sounds insane to buy a unit with out knowing all the information, But this was sucha great deal it was worth it... Looks like the best of the best was used as far as I can tell so far and the detail took to put this together is unmatched from what I can tell so far...
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Jim that is bad to the bone .

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Thank you Skip . My words also , I can deal with a few issues for sucha ride.... It runs as good as it looks, But it will sit till I'm sure the valve train is sume what adjusted , one cyl is showing 165 lbs of comp the rest are rite at 175 to 180 ..... hoping a lil adjustment will bring it up a bit..
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Awesome set-up. Do you issue Foster-Grants to those looking?

If onre is down 10 PSI, tighten up adjustment by 0.004' and check again. IC/EO = Intake closing, adjust exhaust, exhaust opening, adjust intake.

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