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Old 10-09-2012, 04:57 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by emsvitil View Post

I believe older style tappets had shims, so that's why I thought of that.
Nothing wrong with being frugal, but old pedestal mount rocker arms are not the same as these buckets. The bottom of the pedestal didn't make repeated contact- no moving parts there. Under the bucket, a shim would be continuously beat by the action of the cam against the valve stem/keeper/spring.
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