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oldvinyl
10-23-2005, 10:15 PM
I would Imagine that they are being produced from time to time.I will be needing a set next year.Any Info??????? thanks Tom.

JDP
10-23-2005, 10:52 PM
Ted Harbit has a source.

Studebaker On The Net http://stude.com
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64Avanti
10-27-2005, 12:06 AM
I also have a source for rocker arms in different ratios.

David L

oldvinyl
10-27-2005, 01:07 AM
Thanks, Iam using high end valvetrain. Will be shopping soon, Addresses??? Thanks Tom.

oldvinyl
10-27-2005, 01:28 AM
Ted Harbit has sold his parts store earlier this year, The fella that took over Is going to do a great job aswell. Ted has His address. Tom

Mike Van Veghten
10-27-2005, 02:51 PM
Dave,

Please explain your high end rocker system.

I'm in middle of doing a lot of head work for myself, Ross pistons, reworked stock rods, (no bolt, removed boss), etc.
There are some modified rockers for Studes out there that may have the geometry compromised, and I don't want to get into that for mine.

I'm looking at several ways of improving the rocker system. Any help out there?

Thanks

Mike

spookys
10-27-2005, 03:17 PM
Jon said that we have roller 'tip' rockers, has a few sets in cars here and is still working with the company if any interest.

Linda

oldvinyl
10-27-2005, 11:49 PM
This is Tom, (oldvinyl) My high end valvetrain is all ford nascar bits and topped with a special set of lash caps to bring things close to factory stem hight. The springs that Iam using are built by Isky, and good for a long hard 7500 -8000 RPM pass. the factory rocker arms will not do the job too long before one breaks, and just dont need Murphys Law too deeply in my face. Want to do it all as good as possible. Tom

Alan
10-28-2005, 11:55 AM
Tom. In the 47 years that I have been racing Studes I have never broken a rocker arm. I am using Iskenderian 305D-806S dual springs on my engines and shift at 7,200 but I an running 3 5/8" bore X 2 13/16 stroke 224 crank. You should find some Canadian rockers to run.

N8N
10-28-2005, 01:58 PM
OK, I'll bite... what's the difference between Canadian rockers and the ones that are in my engine?

nate

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Alan
10-28-2005, 02:10 PM
N8N, in order to get the joke you have to read Mo Par intakes and adapters.

N8N
10-28-2005, 03:14 PM
ah, OK, I got it now... should really keep up with all the discussions, I just have this nasty job thing that gets in the way...

nate

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64Avanti
10-29-2005, 01:13 AM
And then there are those Canadian built Avanti's.

(I am not poking fun at our Canadian friends, just those who keep telling me that Avanti's were built in Canada after 63.)

David L

oldvinyl
10-29-2005, 01:42 AM
Ya,,, The Canadian Rocker arms , lets try Rocking chairs and thats where Ill be sitting the next few minutes drinking the worlds greatest beer,,,,, Coors, Budd, Hey they are brewed in canada, but I think the cans and bottles come from India. Thanks for the tip on the rocker arms, I have ran them at those speeds and never broke any. I want to take away as much friction as possible. thats all. I have a long pushrod and dont know what to do!!!! Tom.

Alan
10-29-2005, 10:53 AM
Tom; Do your push rods sit on the bottom of the lifters? Stude style? or are you running Chrysler type with a button on top? Smith brothers push rods 62968 Layton Ave. Bend Oregon 97701 (541-388-8188) will build you any thing you want for about $100 and will guarentee that it will not bend or brake or they will replace it. Oh! unless you can find some of those Canadian pushrods.

oldvinyl
10-30-2005, 01:59 AM
Hi Alan, how goes it? Smith brothers, Are they the same guys that build Honda performance parts?? Seems to me they also build motorcycle goodies. If these are the same guys , they are positively nut bars, they tackle anything, monster garage style since 1979. Iam sure that their products would be more than worthly of looking into. Iam using stock Stude lifters. I have the longer pushrod set that is slated for my street engine. Thanks very much for the information everyone, Tom.

Alan
10-30-2005, 09:52 AM
Tom; Smith Bros. Mfg. has been building pushrods for all the big cam manufacturers since 1953. That's all they build is pushrods.

oldvinyl
10-30-2005, 01:29 PM
Allan, Forgive me , I was wrong, thinking about White brothers. what type of pushrods are they currently producing for the Stude? Thanks Tom.

Alan
10-30-2005, 02:27 PM
Tom; Anything you want, you tell them the size and they will build and send it to you UPS for less than $120

oldvinyl
10-30-2005, 02:56 PM
Thanks Alan, Thats really great news, Ill look into it. Thanks. What current projects are you working on? have a great day, Tom.

Alan
10-30-2005, 06:21 PM
Tom; I have 5 Studes and I work on 1 till I can't do any more then I start on another then on to the next and nothing ever seems to get done.