What am i doing wrong? Rocker cover

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Re: What am i doing wrong? Rocker cover

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Post by RooDog » Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:20 am

Here is your lifter kit on eBay. Notice the spool style inserts are like the one you have. Just don't use the springs, they do nothing....

....RooDog.... I'm still looking for just the push rods....

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Harley-Hydraul ... ctupt=true



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Re: What am i doing wrong? Rocker cover

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Post by awander » Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:02 am

What am I missing? Why does he need new pushrods?

If the valves close, then the rods are not too long, right?

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Re: What am i doing wrong? Rocker cover

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Post by RooDog » Sat Mar 30, 2019 4:19 am

Andy....
You are right, and I have already made the statement that the push rod length has no bearing on his problem, so, I'm done here, Thank You for the reality check....
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Re: What am i doing wrong? Rocker cover

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Post by DaCs » Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:57 am

Discarding pushrods what choice would you take?

Remove the camshaft and see if "H" is stamped (i dont remeber), get the oem piece, although online I saw it too expensive. If anybody has any good aftermarket recommendation I would appreciate it.

2.- Stay with that cam and add a rocker cover spacer.

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Re: What am i doing wrong? Rocker cover

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Post by nan00k » Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:17 pm

stating the bleedin' obvious and don't know if it's been mentioned but, have you measured the depth of the cover, is it some shonky pattern part?

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Re: What am i doing wrong? Rocker cover

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Post by DaCs » Sat Mar 30, 2019 6:21 pm

nan00k wrote:
Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:17 pm
stating the bleedin' obvious and don't know if it's been mentioned but, have you measured the depth of the cover, is it some shonky pattern part?
Deep of the cover its ok, no any strange pattern

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Re: What am i doing wrong? Rocker cover

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Post by RooDog » Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:39 pm

I read some comments last night, but I can not find them today, concerning the rockers coming in contact with the covers. The general response was to find out what part of the rocker was hitting the cover and than grind away just enough material from the rocker to obtain running clearance. Sounds like a plan to me....
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Re: What am i doing wrong? Rocker cover

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Post by Panacea » Sat Mar 30, 2019 10:16 pm

Call Accurate engineering and buy some thick cover gaskets.. (334) 702-1993

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Re: What am i doing wrong? Rocker cover

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Post by Andygears » Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:51 am

Hate to post this again but:

What did you fix last?

So far it seems you took it apart and reassembled and now the parts don't fit. What has changed since the last it ran? Good? A long response is ok, we will try to help.

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Re: What am i doing wrong? Rocker cover

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Post by dablaze » Tue Apr 02, 2019 11:59 am

Compare the tips of the two rocker, I have seen a poorly dresses done that had some welding slag on the end of it, I guess they had resurfaced the cup.

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Re: What am i doing wrong? Rocker cover

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Post by DaCs » Thu May 16, 2019 7:04 am

Mystery solved (my mistake)

I tried to see the letter h stamped using a mirror but I didnt found it, finally I dismantle the cam and found the following:

8036

8037

Its a 468 S but I dont found to many information, any body know if this after market (I mean) its correct for panheads?

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Re: What am i doing wrong? Rocker cover

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Post by panhead » Thu May 16, 2019 8:26 am

http://www.hydra-glide.com/joomla/index ... 465-sifton

Use the search function and you'll find more info.

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Re: What am i doing wrong? Rocker cover

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Post by RooDog » Thu May 16, 2019 7:10 pm

The cam you are showing is an old Sifton 468S, for the Shovelhead line of engines. It is a hot rod cam for higher than stock compression engines. Sifton sold out their name to V-Twin (Tedd Cycle) in Newberg, New York, years ago, but that cam is no longer available. I sold the one I had, from a 102" Panhead, to a buddy who runs it in an 84 inch stroker Pan with STD heads and an S&S G Model carb.

Choose your cam according to the compression ratio of your engine. For stock compression 7 to-8:1, I recommend the Andrews #1 cam. Retail price is around 125-150 USD....
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Re: What am i doing wrong? Rocker cover

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Post by DaCs » Fri May 17, 2019 5:32 pm

RooDog wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 7:10 pm
The cam you are showing is an old Sifton 468S, for the Shovelhead line of engines. It is a hot rod cam for higher than stock compression engines. Sifton sold out their name to V-Twin (Tedd Cycle) in Newberg, New York, years ago, but that cam is no longer available. I sold the one I had, from a 102" Panhead, to a buddy who runs it in an 84 inch stroker Pan with STD heads and an S&S G Model carb.

Choose your cam according to the compression ratio of your engine. For stock compression 7 to-8:1, I recommend the Andrews #1 cam. Retail price is around 125-150 USD....
....RooDog....
Thanks RooDog, I bought a "h" cam, I guess this could stop hitting with the valve cover. I am not an expert in technical data but as far as I understand, the opening time will be shorter and the range of movement should be shorter so as not to hit.

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Re: What am i doing wrong? Rocker cover

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Post by Buddhahoodvatoloco » Fri May 17, 2019 8:13 pm

Sifton sold out their name to V-Twin (Tedd Cycle) in Newberg, New York, years ago,,, Big dog eat little dog.

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