Tharf is my hero :read:
The new 383 didnt have the rockers adjusted so I figured id just follow the book I have which outlines a very specific procedure of tightening the bolt just until the pushrod stops rotating by finger and then give it another 3/4 turn. This of course would be done to cylinder #1 when the engine is at TDC. When I adjust it this way, the valve is open. Am I missing something here. Does it have to do with the stroker cam I have in there perhaps? I thought the extra 3/4 turn was to preload the hydraulic things but its just pushing the valves open. I can verify this because if I shine a light in the spark plug hole its more than obvious through the exhaust port. If I adjust the nut just till the pushrod binds, the valve stays closed but the rockers have ridiculous play when I rotate the crank 360 for the next round of adjustment. I even tried rotating the crankshaft for the hell of it to see if the valve would close and to no avail.