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    The guy that owns the mill we machine our boat parts on, runs a TAD. His choice of powerplant was Rodeck Chevies in the 80's , then Brad V's until a couple years ago. Now he runs the Minor Brothers , MBR deal. Chevy Hemi or latest version of the Fontana.

    Well, the steel rockers weren't good enough for a few reasons, the Jesels never finished a pass. So we decided to make them out of the next best material

    18 of them in production now.

    1st half is 9 hours long
    2nd half is 5 hours long

    Then they get the roller slot, adjuster threaded bore, and the oil hole.

    They will be shotpeened also !

    Before you ask, he could sell some, but, they aren't going to be cheap ?
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    Considering the spring made from Unobtainium I saw your shopping for in Burley, I believe every word of this.



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    Man, those are bad ass. Nicer than the most expensive ones on the market. We always ran the BAE rockers with the PSI worked ball stud on our BAE setup on our alcohol funny car deal. We had to check them every pass and still burned several. Lots of people changing over to the Rhino motors. Looks like they live better under the 10k plus rpm required to run TAD or TAFC. It's pretty awesome to have access to this type of machinery.

    By the way...Looks like we have a mutual friend near St Louis (One Bad GMC) WJ Birm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beal Motorsports View Post
    Man, those are bad ass. Nicer than the most expensive ones on the market. We always ran the BAE rockers with the PSI worked ball stud on our BAE setup on our alcohol funny car deal. We had to check them every pass and still burned several. Lots of people changing over to the Rhino motors. Looks like they live better under the 10k plus rpm required to run TAD or TAFC. It's pretty awesome to have access to this type of machinery.

    By the way...Looks like we have a mutual friend near St Louis (One Bad GMC) WJ Birm.
    These are great engines I think. One guy can have the head on the table in 15minutes. You don't take the intake off, the studs are slotted in the intake and only 10 ( 5/8" dia ) head studs.


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    This might be a really dumb question but, how is going to titanium rockers solving the problem of burning rockers?

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    Its usually only the adujuster and /or pushrod that burns. The Ti in itself isn't any stronger than the tool steel rockers. But they can make them the same or close to the same weight, and then they are stronger.

    A tool steel rocker at that weight would probably look something like this: neither of witch is prbably as strong as those Ti units.



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    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    Its usually only the adujuster and /or pushrod that burns. The Ti in itself isn't any stronger than the tool steel rockers. But they can make them the same or close to the same weight, and then they are stronger.

    A tool steel rocker at that weight would probably look something like this: neither of witch is prbably as strong as those Ti units.



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    Hey Bob , who's rockers are in these pictures , top & bottom ?? ................E

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    Quote Originally Posted by gn7 View Post
    Jesel. First generation on the top. Current on the bottom
    Thanks .... I have the T&D aluminum , shaft mount , so far so good .....E

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim W View Post
    This might be a really dumb question but, how is going to titanium rockers solving the problem of burning rockers?

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    Never had any trouble burning the rockers , just breaking them.

    They use some good " snot " on assy at the pushrod tips.

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    Damn you and your endless Ti source! I gotta make a trip up to that "outlet" sometime...

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    Those look pretty sweet, for sure!

    A guy down here that was quite the machinist made two sets for pro stock BBC stuff in his spare time. (Darren Kay) I was walking through the swap meet in Phoenix and saw them in a box marked Jesel rocker arms. Spoke with the guy and found that he bought Darren's engine with spares and parted out the extras. He did not know what they were, or what they went to. He could not figure why the BBC rocker arms would not fit on any old BBC, so I ended up with one set. Quite a set of rocker arms. They are made of 10-2 titanium. Not a cheap deal to make, but I think I paid $200 for the box of '16 mystery rocker arms.' Just nice that I had a set of heads sitting at home that they work perfect on.
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