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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... :(

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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.


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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

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