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Has anyone had any problems with the billet

rocker arms sold by a company in California,

eating up their Shrick cam. I am installing both the

new rocker arms and a new Shrick 316 and was

told that the pads on the arms wore down the

lobes excessively. This is off an EP SCCA 2002.

Just curious to see if anyone has had similar

problems and what the fix is.

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Those are actually marked up from bill skidmark in tenn. Ireland has nothing to do with their production. As for the pads got eaten by the schrick or the pads ate the schrick or both? If you have any pits or scratches at the peaks of the lobes rocker pad wear will be extremly accelerated.. Also if you are still running a heavy valve train then you will have increased wear because the rocker will be stressed in pushing that heavy valve, retainer, and huge seat pressure. Best thing I've found is to lighten the valve train up considerably and then you can run a lighter valve spring and less pressure will go on the cam lobe through the rocker... it also could be something silly like your oil spray bar is clogged... I haven't had excessive wear or to replace the rockers and goto billet so far on my street car at 8k redline with 304 schrick.. weight savings and balance is critical at those engine speeds..

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Yes they are the ones sold by Ireland and in no

way am I questioning their quality. That was the

reason I did not mention where I bought them.

They were more than helpful in providing the info

about the arms, they were the ones who told me

about the flaw with the pads. I was just curious to

see if anyone else has had any experience with

these arms and some of the rememdies. Ireland

is sending me new pads to correct some of the

problem. I was trying to see if there were any more

"tricks" I could do. This cam and the rocker arms

are for a new motor for next year. The previous

cam actually sheared, not at any of journals, at the

last race. The cam journals look fine and there

was no galling in the head or any evidence of oil

starvation. So I am pretty sure my machine shop

guy dropped it and started a fine crack which let go

with one lap to go in the race, ugh. In terms of the

valve train I am using the shrick double springs

and titainium retainers. The rocker arms are the

weak link so that's why I went with the billet ones.

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