Originally Posted by irocbob
Thanks for the info I really appreciate it. I'll do that for sure. Seems simple enough.. how hard of a push? don't want to force it enough to break it lol but just a good thud? Also, what should my preload be? not sure on that lol. And do I just add the preload number to the pushrod length? IE 7.4 + .070 which would make my length 7.470?
Put your thumb on the pushrods and just keep applying pressure until they drop. Don't worry about anything breaking.
Preload is specific to the lifters you're using. Some use less some use more.
Yeah you add your measurement plus preload and that is your pushrods final length. You're really just tightening down the rocker and measuring the distance from the lifter to the rocker. Then add the distance you want the lifter to be preloaded.