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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old Feb 1st, 10, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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solid roller cam

how often should I adjust the valve lash?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old Feb 1st, 10, 06:50 PM
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Re: solid roller cam

A correctly lashed solid lifter set up should not need to be adjusted as frequently as one might think. If you have all quality parts and good lubrication once a season of street flogging should be fine. Poly locks done right should not loosen. Crush nuts on the other hand might require more maintenance. ...... IMHO

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Re: solid roller cam

It depends. When I used my car as a daily driver I would check the lash every 3 months. Now that I don't drive it all the time I only check it before I take it to the track.

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Re: solid roller cam

thanks for the info...had some trouble this year, and found oout that the lash needed ot be adjusted...did not even realize that the motor was a solid lifter cam until this year (got it out of a donor drag car that I bought on the cheap a few years ago). 383 stroker--complete roller setup, also grabbed the rear-end out of the same donor car ('79 Skylark).

Anyway, long story short, after the lash adjustment his summer, the thing runs better than ever...It ha sbene in the car for about 6 years, but has probably seen less that 4-5K miles (yeah, I know it's a damn shame --I'm working on it!

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