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'69Stang
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From: Detroit, MI USA
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posted 03-11-2002 09:30 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for '69Stang   Click Here to Email '69Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thinking about using them on a 351c that will see 6000-6500 rpm's. Are they worth the $100-$150 ?

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Daniel Jones
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posted 03-11-2002 10:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Daniel Jones   Click Here to Email Daniel Jones     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Are you referring to rocker arm girdles or main stud girdles?

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Just Strokin
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From: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
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posted 03-11-2002 10:55 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Just Strokin   Click Here to Email Just Strokin     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My thinking is yes. Anything to stablize the valve train and reduce deflection over time will reduce wear, binding, inconsistancies and improve performance. Will the perfomance be measurable? Probably not in tenths of seconds off et's, but in consistent et's. But probably measurable in cost to rebuild worn heads (valve guids, valves, rockers, etc) or broken parts.

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'69Stang
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posted 03-11-2002 11:34 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for '69Stang   Click Here to Email '69Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I meant the rocker are stud girdles.

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kid vishus
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posted 03-11-2002 06:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Yes they are worth it. Valvetrain stability is greatly increased even in a lower rpm motor. Also, on some applications they will gain you a little et if the studs are moving badly now. I had a motor I swapped rovker arms on went form Lunati 1.73 ratio aluminum rockers with no girdle, to Crower 1.73 stainless rockers with a girdle and the car picked up .06 in the 1/8 (around a tenth in the qrtr).

I would definatley spend the money and buy one.

PS, I run a Jomar girdle on my cleveland and I really like it.

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'69Stang
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posted 03-12-2002 04:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for '69Stang   Click Here to Email '69Stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Do they fit under regular or SVO valve covers?

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kid vishus
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posted 03-12-2002 04:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kid vishus   Click Here to Email kid vishus     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have the Moroso covers on my motor (they're relatively cheap) and they fit under them.

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