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70 Pony
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posted 05-14-2002 06:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70 Pony   Click Here to Email 70 Pony     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Alex I read you're answer that the 268H cam was a good street cam with headers and a 4 bbl carb...
Now dumb question...my TFS heads say they'll take up to a 520 lift without fly cutting the pistons...I run Fed Mogul flat tops with 4 "Eyebrows"...didn't want to fly cut pistons etc...so picked the 268H cause the lift is 509 to 512....
Anything over that I'll have to clay and check for valve clearance right ??

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posted 07-14-2002 04:45 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
You should clay it just to be sure, but you'll be ok.

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V8 Thumper
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posted 07-14-2002 05:31 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ditto on what Steve said. I had my pistons flycut for my TFS heades and Comp cam, I clayed it anyway. If the motor is in the car with the heads on, all it will cost you is a pair of head gaskets and a few hours' work. Like Steve said, you'll probably be just fine... but if there are clearance issues and you don't catch it now, it'll cost you a bunch more than gaskets

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n2oMike
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posted 07-14-2002 06:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for n2oMike   Click Here to Email n2oMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by V8 Thumper:
all it will cost you is a pair of head gaskets

You don't even need to buy new head gaskets. For this purpose, I just use old ones. You don't even need to do that. As long as the heads aren't torqued down (which you won't need to do, especially of those lite 'checking' springs are used) you can mock the engine up with the new gaskets, and still use them for final assembly.
Some people don't use any gaskets at all...

Good Luck!

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posted 07-15-2002 01:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Ditto on the old head gaskets or do as I do and use no head gaskets for checking purposes. You should have zero clearance problems with a 268 H cam Eddie.

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