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Old 01-15-2006, 06:53 AM   #1
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Default Heads & valve cover mods required for T&D or Comp shaft rockers

With the search function not working it is hard to find information. What kind of mods to the head and valve covers is required to run the T&D rockers or the Comp shaft rockers? I think the pushrod hole requires some work, but I don't know how big it has to be opened.

Also, are the Comp rockers better than when they were first introduced? There seems to been a lot of issues with them when they first came out and Comp changed the design and the supplier.
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With the search function not working it is hard to find information. What kind of mods to the head and valve covers is required to run the T&D rockers or the Comp shaft rockers? I think the pushrod hole requires some work, but I don't know how big it has to be opened.

Also, are the Comp rockers better than when they were first introduced? There seems to been a lot of issues with them when they first came out and Comp changed the design and the supplier.
The pushrod holes need to be elongated towards the rockers - approximately .125 deeper. Also, check the clearence between the rocker arm and the cylinder head (at the backside, near the valve cover rail)
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These are on Dart heads, not sure if the hole is already bigger than stock.

Anyone got the pushrod hole diameter on a stock head they can measure?
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On 5.3 heads I had to enlarge the pushrod whole as the push rod will come close to the rocker pivot point and I also clearenced the rail as indicated previously. I ran a 1" space and had to knock out the baffling in my stock valve covers. Good luck!

P.S. This was for T&D 1.7 ratio.
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Are you going to install them on your Darts as well?
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Are you going to install them on your Darts as well?
If this question was directed to me that's a no. I have a different setup now or will hopefully have soon once I these damn lifters arrive for my motor
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If this question was directed to me that's a no. I have a different setup now or will hopefully have soon once I these damn lifters arrive for my motor
It was, what are you going to run for rockers now? How come not the T&D's?
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It was, what are you going to run for rockers now? How come not the T&D's?
Jesel Pro-Series for my c5-r heads. That's what came with the package I bought which originated from ESP. I personally thought the T&D's were pretty nice pieces, don't really have anything against them and would be using them still if I kept my standard ls1 15 degree type head.

I will say this though. When it comes to extreme solid roller situations it seems as though T&D is not as confident in the longevity of their aluminum rockers as Jesel is. But that is in situations where 300+ on the seat and 700+ open pressure is being used. T&D suggested their steal rockers for that purpose.

In a standard spring situation I wouldn't sweat that too much though. Good luck.
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I thought you were running the Crane Gold series? You and I exchanged a few emails over the fall about it; what happened?
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Getting ready to do heads, and examining my options. I really don't want to face that issue with the power dip at 6K RPM with the new setup. I am also looking into Crane 1.7's to see if that corrects it.

At this point, I am very suspicious that the dip is from the lifters and I will be installing Morel lifters with the new heads.

But while the heads are off the car, now is the time to investigate these other systems.
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