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Post  bigjohn2007 on March 10th 2013, 9:40 am

Do u need run head girdles on a 466 street motor with scj heads on it or is it over kill?
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Post  schmitty on March 10th 2013, 9:58 am

It's not always necessary, but the peace of mind from a stable valvetrain is worth it IMO. They don't cost much, and can regain some hp/tq lost to valvetrain flex.
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Post  bigjohn2007 on March 10th 2013, 10:52 am

thanks Schmitty
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Post  schmitty on March 10th 2013, 10:53 am

Call Lem and get a Jomar, hands down the best out there.
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Post  LivermoreDave on March 10th 2013, 11:10 am

I had an experience in the past with a BBC that broke a rocker stud pedestal. As part of that engine I included a Jomar rocker stud support ("girdle"). Although the valve train was a bit out of adjustment .. Suspect .. the Jomar part assisted in less damage that would have been realized without the Jomar part. I think as Schmitty replied, the addition of a rocker stud support is a bit of insurance, we continue to use the Jomar part, with good results. Valve lash adjustment will be a small learning curve and take a bit of patience, although well worth it in my book!

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Post  bigjohn2007 on March 10th 2013, 2:05 pm

That answers my ? i will be getting a set thanks guys.
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