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    Default Stud girdle for Dart Pro 1

    I am looking for recommendations on stud girdle set for DART BBC Pro 1 heads. I know the obvious answer is to go with Dart girdles but, I'm looking an inexpensive alternate opinion that aren't junk...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jetdream'n View Post
    I am looking for recommendations on stud girdle set for DART BBC Pro 1 heads. I know the obvious answer is to go with Dart girdles but, I'm looking an inexpensive alternate opinion that aren't junk...
    I could be wrong, but I believe that you have to use Dart girdles. That's what I have and they weren't that expensive as I recall.

    I'm sure someone will be along soon to give the correct answer.

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    We use Jomar for girdles and then I make a 12pt poly lock that goes with them.
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    All stud girdles are junk.Shaft rockers are the answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PCE680 View Post
    All stud girdles are junk.Shaft rockers are the answer.
    100% With you on that how ever, at this time the funds have me at stud rockers so, I got to make them work.
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    Webster,,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang View Post
    Webster,,,
    X2 ran Webster's on the 540 in my Lumina for years with no issues. Dart Pro 1's do have slightly different valve angles and require a dedicated girdle.
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    X2 on the Jomar. They make one that fits the dart pro1 real well. I just put a set on a motor I dynoed yesterday. Just make sure it is for the dart head and not Chevy head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PCE680 View Post
    All stud girdles are junk.Shaft rockers are the answer.
    They are?
    There are certainly a lot of extremely good running motors running junk stud girdles.
    Maybe you used the wrong junk girdles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimsplace View Post
    They are?
    There are certainly a lot of extremely good running motors running junk stud girdles.
    Maybe you used the wrong junk girdles.
    depends on what you consider "extremely good". stud rocker/girdles will work just fine up to a point. but if you pass that point, problems start occurring. the only way to avoid those problems, or minimize them, is to with a shaft system. stud mount systems have limits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bp298 View Post
    depends on what you consider "extremely good". stud rocker/girdles will work just fine up to a point. but if you pass that point, problems start occurring. the only way to avoid those problems, or minimize them, is to with a shaft system. stud mount systems have limits.
    OK, There's little doubt that shaft rocker arms are better, but they are a bit pricey when the cost / benefit factor is considered for many.
    It seems that saying stud girdles are junk is misleading, or at the very least an overstatement. IMO

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    3x's on the Webster girdles there made in Sacramento,ca.
    In fact some more of the ones I've seen offered by by some head manufacturers to compliment their heads are websters with head manufacturers name on them. I could be wrong...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimsplace View Post
    OK, There's little doubt that shaft rocker arms are better, but they are a bit pricey when the cost / benefit factor is considered for many.
    It seems that saying stud girdles are junk is misleading, or at the very least an overstatement. IMO
    Stud girdles are just a bandaid for a poor design valve train by GM.

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    For what it's worth,
    I have Dart Pro 1 heads and never ran a stud girdle,
    going on 16 years now. Motors a little above stock and I put many hundreds of hours on it.

    I've watched others pull the threads out of the heads with their shaft mount rockers.

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