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Road Warrior
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 15
posted June 17, 2002 09:14 PM
on Dart Iron Eagle Heads? Just got my new heads in today and the stepped guide plates that JR Motorsports sent look like they will put the push rods in a bind. Do you have to run offset roller rockers with these heads? I hope not. Just got my Crane roller rockers in and they are standard. (No offset) Dart literature says to use flat guide plates and of course I get the stepped and raised. Anybody have experience with Darts? 200 x 64CC 2.02 & 1.60 with .600 lift springs.
Thanks for any advice

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 73
posted June 18, 2002 12:29 AM
I have a set of Iron Eagles on my drag motor, and Iam running the stepped guide plates, I havent had a problem yet. Also, on my cousins modified motor, we have the flat plates we have broken a few pushrods, but I think that it is due to the vlave springs getting weak, and also the 2 piece pushrods. I think I finally talked him into getting the one piece pushrods. But either way, I havent really run into problems. Just my opinion

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 56
posted June 18, 2002 04:14 PM
I run the Dart Iron Eagles, too. Mine came with the flat guide plates, and as you say Dart says to only use the flat ones. There must be a reason. I would get a hold of JR Motorsports and have them send you the flat ones to be safe.

Cleaver Racing Inc

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 26
posted June 24, 2002 04:07 PM
My iron eagle heads came with stepped plates and required some die-grinder work to get clearance along the push rod holes through the heads. Lots of work and lots of cleaning to ensure no metal remained in the heads. To do over again, I would try the flat guide plates if it would help.
Good luck!

Dirt Roller

Total posts: 9
posted July 20, 2002 02:19 AM
Give Isky cams a call they make a two piece push rod plate that you can tack weld in place. Ron Melville

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