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    Yeah man, a straight up V8 build thread is way overdue.

    I am very interested in how the roller cam goes in

    Carry on...
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    Well if you want the higher presure spring for the std Meling pump remember I have 4 available.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kustom Jim View Post
    Yeah man, a straight up V8 build thread is way overdue.

    I am very interested in how the roller cam goes in

    Carry on...
    Jimbob
    Hope I'm not missing anything; I've got the thrust button, uprated larger valve springs, shorter push rods, retrofit camshaft and tie-bar lifter set. Not using a mechanical fuel pump so no issues there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackpopracing View Post
    Well if you want the higher presure spring for the std Meling pump remember I have 4 available.
    I'll organise an exchange for a standard Melling pump on Monday. Can you PM me details to purchase one of the uprated springs you've got. Cheers.

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    After weeks of messing about and getting everything together I've made some decent progress of late.

    Briefly:-

    Flywheel was incorrectly machined and would not fit on the crank. Since been re-machined and slides on.

    Flywheel bolts were too long and fouled the block. Cut these down and matched their weight.

    Crank, rods and pistons all balanced by EDA.

    Small ends honed out.

    Fitted new standard main bearings and caps with ARP bolts, measured clearances and found within tolerance.

    Checked end float and was also found within tolerance.

    Fitted seal with outer sealant and greased contact surface as I doubt I'll get this run up for a few weeks. Laid crank in and torqued up main bolts.

    KB pistons now have the Mahle rings fitted.







    More to come 👍

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    Hi mate, looking good.

    Once you get the heads on I can lend you an adjustable pushrod to get your desired pushrod length. The tip of the roller rocker should roll over the centre part of the top of the valve. It's straight forward stuff. unless i've missed something and you've already sorted it? Either way it's good to check this.
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    Good shout on using eda....sorted me out ...Ken Ben and Dennis are world class.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Stude Star View Post
    Hi mate, looking good.

    Once you get the heads on I can lend you an adjustable pushrod to get your desired pushrod length. The tip of the roller rocker should roll over the centre part of the top of the valve. It's straight forward stuff. unless i've missed something and you've already sorted it? Either way it's good to check this.
    Cheers and thanks for the kind offer.

    I've procured a conversion kit which has the required size pushrods included. That said, nothing so far has been straightforward so I may just get back in touch should I find they aren't right!

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    No problem. The pushrod length changes depending on deck height of the block and whether the head has been skimmed, as well as valve train components. Always check it regardless, I'm roughly at the same stage you're at so you've inspired me to get my ass into gear, get the cam in and mock a head up
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    Good stuff, finding the motivation has been difficult given the experience so far. Glad it's inspired you!

    I've got new AFR heads to fit and the deck hasn't been touched. However, I'll definitely be measuring and double checking everything.

    My mock up to get me started looked like this:



    See how far I get tomorrow 🤔

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