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Do I have self alinging rocker arms?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by ftn96, Nov 9, 2001.

  1. ftn96

    ftn96 1/2 ton status

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    on my stock 90 heads? The guy I taked to at Scoggins said he thinks they are. Keep me from getting my pretty little hands dirty! [​IMG]

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    Ok, sO can anybody tell me what they look like or tell me how I can tell to see if I have them?

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    Maybe Yeager. Did you call them and ask how you would know? If they can't help you there, call Summit and see if they can help you find out.

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    chevy started using self alinging rockers in 85 or 86

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    Well, I can tell you what they look like, but then you're purty hands'll get dirty : )

    "Self Aligning" is the same thing as a rail rocker. The rockers align themselves by having two small "rails" at the tip of the rocker, which are on either "side" of the valve stem. (front and rear of truck "sides" if that helps) Anyway, just imagine two bumps on the tip of the rocker, that keep the rocker from moving side to side on the valve stem. Thats all there is to it.

    Just talked to a guy that deals with car SBC's moreso than I, he suspects 90's were when the trucks got self aligning rockers. Just for example, Vortec heads are designed for self aligning rockers.

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    I am not exactly sure what the part number is, but I used the self aligning rockers... call scoggin dickey they'll know which rocker you need...

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    The reason Im asking is that when I get my vortecs, Im hoping I can use the ones off my 90 heads to keep from spending another 100 on the rockers. Thats all. I know what the old ones look like So I'll have to wait and see I guess.


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    I'd be willing to bet you don't have 'em.

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    100 bucks? where you plan on buying those things from? i got mine from the local chevy dealer for 50 bucks. hey for 100 bucks plus shipping i've got an old kernerfalator i'll let you have. LOL!!!!!

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    Hey,
    does that kernefalator have a dual or single ribbleflavell bracket on the articulator<font color=red>?</font color=red>. I heard the one with the single bracket is prone to cracking, especially if they have been chrome plated. I think I can fix that with <font color=blue>SILLYCONE</font color=blue> though.

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    they can be fixed w/ <font color=blue>sillycone</font color=blue> but this one was fixed w/ some welded together beer cans, its a better fix.

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    Well, I tend to round everything off to the nearest hundredth, so thats why I said $100. Hopefully I have them, but if not, 100 dollars will cover them. [​IMG]

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