Jump to content
austinmf

Valve train rocker arms

4 posts / 400 viewsLast Reply

Recommended Posts

I have 3 heads to pull parts from: An E12, E21 and 18i. Are any of the rocker arms better than others?

I am going to rebuild the E12 head and use a 292 new cam (no regrind)

Are 18i rocker arms better since it is newer? Do I buy the heavy duty rocker arms like Ireland has?

I now understand why it is $2000 to rebuild a head... :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you reuse them, it's wise to have them refaced.

Around here that costs almost as much as new ones.

The HD version is only a good idea if you plan to use the motor

hard- but if you do, they seem to be well worth what they cost.

t

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Day custom engine is doing a head for me right now. Machine work is 125. New seats are 50 installed. They reface the rockers for 10 each.

I bought new valves (stainless), new cam from IE (292), my springs are fine, singles (I don't rev over 5500 anyway)

So the total on the job is under 1000 for a completely rebuilt head. I opted to have new seats installed. And I also learned (on the old head) not to use old valves. Just do it right

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds great! Let me know how that new head is! I am planning for the future!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.




×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.