OK...after lookig at a couple of things, I may want a second opinion before I tear into the motor to replace the tope end!
I won't get into the details that are making me quesiotn tthe shop's expertise, but I have my reservations after looking at a couple of things.
Anyway--pleaselet me know your thoughts:
Cylinder #2--is this actually "sprring bind" on the #2 cylinder intake valve?
Herae are photos of the rest of the valvetrain passenegr, and driver side respectively:
The shop had also noted a couple of other problems, stating that the "retainers" are not of sufficient size for the springs--what he pointed out was that the "clip" is only about 1/2 the circumference of the spring itself...best visible in the photos of the #2 cylinder.
Thosuhgts--does this motor need a new top end?
Is it definitely a "solid lifter cam (can you tell buy the beefy spring size)?
Also, the guy told me that it is extremely unsual to see rockers of two different colors (although they are blue on the intake and Red on the exhaust)--is he correct?
Thank You so much in advance...I'd rather not spend the $$$ if I do not have to, but also don't want to destroy a motor/heads that are currrently rebuildable by driving it...