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Author Topic:   too much valve spring pressure???
posted July 29, 2004 09:20 AM
I just found 2 broken studs when I pulled a valvecover on my engine.

It has the stock studs "per the rules" & a hydraulic 410 lift cam with 230 @ 50 & I am using the comp cams 941 springs.

Are these too much pressure for stock studs or should I be looking at a different problem?

the engine runs around 6200-6400 rpm & its a small block chevy.

posted July 29, 2004 11:14 AM
springs aren't too much but the rpm's your running is

posted July 29, 2004 05:02 PM
i agree. that spring is a little stiff for a small hydraulic.

posted July 29, 2004 09:44 PM
Ok guys I will try a softer spring.

The cam is a racing lift rule cam & the springs were picked by the engine builder with the recommendation from the cam maker.

the engine tops out about 6400.... tried that already with the wrong gear choice..... No Valve float.. just quits pulling.

thanks for the help!

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