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    Default What type of roller rockers do you use on your BBF?

    Long story short, I no longer trust the rollers I have and need to upgrade.
    It's a 460 w/DOVE-C heads/.576" lift hyd flat tappet cam...nothing too insane.
    Any suggestions?
    Any brands I should definitely stay away from?
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    I've been running the Herland Sharpe roller rockers for 3 years so far no problems yet plus their less expensive than the comps by buddy buys the expensive ones for his drag car and always replacing broken ones he's going to run the harlands next to see if they last for him

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    have a set of cranes that were on for years now sitting on new motor waiting for next round

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    Comp cams pro magnum chrome molys. Not the new style Ultra, but the older ones. Had em on there for 9 or 10 seasons. they're on the second motor now and seem to be holding up fine. They're rebuildable too, but didn't need it last year when the motor was freshened up.

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    Mine were no-name, and they are literally falling apart and the polished surface on the rollers is no longer polished.
    Plus, 1 is beat to death from a valve keeper failure.
    'nuff said.
    This failure has cost me a fortune.
    Never again.
    The Harland's look good for the money.
    You guys use the 1.73 ratio?
    I see some with 1.80, but that might be a bit unnecessary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 79sleek View Post
    I've been running the Herland Sharpe roller rockers for 3 years so far no problems yet plus their less expensive than the comps by buddy buys the expensive ones for his drag car and always replacing broken ones he's going to run the harlands next to see if they last for him
    Comp Cams 1838, but they are 1.8, and then there is the Comp Cams 17045, or even the comp 1411's work good. Hardlandsharp are good, so are lunati. Just depends on budget. Even BBC rockers work. Might want to check ebay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowboy_Mike View Post
    Comp Cams 1838, but they are 1.8, and then there is the Comp Cams 17045, or even the comp 1411's work good. Hardlandsharp are good, so are lunati. Just depends on budget. Even BBC rockers work. Might want to check ebay.
    BBC rockers work? Really? Any of them? same same?
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    Crane golds have worked great for me.
    Nice!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jet460 View Post
    Mine were no-name, and they are literally falling apart and the polished surface on the rollers is no longer polished.
    Plus, 1 is beat to death from a valve keeper failure.
    'nuff said.
    This failure has cost me a fortune.
    Never again.
    The Harland's look good for the money.
    You guys use the 1.73 ratio?
    I see some with 1.80, but that might be a bit unnecessary.
    That's a tough lesson. It's the old buy once cry once thing again.

    1.73 here.

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    How do these look. Good price. maybe too good.

    FORD 460 STAINLESS ROLLER ROCKERS 1.73 7/16 # 2333 | eBay
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    do your heads use stud type or pedestal type cuz i bought a set of scorpion pedestal type and never used...mikey

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikewtx19 View Post
    do your heads use stud type or pedestal type cuz i bought a set of scorpion pedestal type and never used...mikey
    They are 7/16" studs.
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    While I'm on the subject, there seems to be a pushrod length issue with this motor which may have contributed to the dropped valved.
    All the IT guides were worn out/slotted/elongated/whatever you want to call it.
    IT only.
    All the pushrods in this motor are 8.75" long, 3/8" Comp.
    Any body have a similar setup using different length pushrods?

    I know it's hard to diagnose this on here, but any info is helpful to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jet460 View Post
    How do these look. Good price. maybe too good.

    FORD 460 STAINLESS ROLLER ROCKERS 1.73 7/16 # 2333 | eBay
    Hate to be critical, but you've been here before. $104.00 rockers? Stainless or not, this just looks like another set of low buck no name rockers. Bite the bullet and buy some good rockers. You don't really want to do this all again do ya?
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