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I got my Vortec heads back and they now have larger valves and better springs. they also now have guide plates installed. I have some Comp self-aligning 1.52's and just wanted to make sure there wouldnt be any issues with the arms and guide plates. Thanks
 

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guide plates and self aligning rockers are a not a good thing, you need to use one or the other not both.
 

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If you use the self aligning rockers, remove the guide plates.

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Thats what I thought,..........

Thanks guys, guess I'll be selling the self- aligns, Unless one is better than the other?
 

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Hardened pushrods ....?

Would be acceptable in either application correct? Im thinking I may just pull the guide plates and keep them in case I want to switch to something else later. Be easier also since I already have the self align rockers
 

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Since were on the subject. I am running guide plates on my BBC with Aluminum roller rockers, am I in the wrong?

By the way, I DO have hardened pushrods.
 

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Since were on the subject. I am running guide plates on my BBC with Aluminum roller rockers, am I in the wrong?

By the way, I DO have hardened pushrods.
Sounds typical on the BBC. You just don't want to run BOTH guide plates AND self-aligning rockers. It's one or the other. Otherwise you run a pretty good chance of binding the valvetrain up and causing all kinds of headaches.:yes:

As for the pushrods, you really can't go wrong getting the beefiest thing available.:no: Yes, you can go overboard and waste some money on a mild-low RPM application, but it will hurt NOTHING.
 

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Since were on the subject. I am running guide plates on my BBC with Aluminum roller rockers, am I in the wrong?

By the way, I DO have hardened pushrods.
It's not a problem unless your roller rockers are self aligning. These have guide washers on the side of the roller tip that keeps the rocker centered on the valve stem. More than likely yours are not self aligning.
 
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