How Do I Set Initial Valve Lash on a 454 Chevy?

Answer The big block 454 Chevy engine was very popular during and after its production. It was nearly unsurpassed in the horsepower and cubic inch department. Many Corvettes produced in the early part of ... Read More »

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How to Set a Valve Lash on a Chevy V-8?

Valve lash is the clearance between an engine's valve stems and rocker arms. A correct valve lash setting is vital to optimum valvetrain and overall engine performance. Before attempting to set the... Read More »

How to Adjust a Valve Lash on a Chevy 350 CID Engine?

Most production Chevrolet 350ci engines are equipped with hydraulic tappet (lifter) camshafts that do not need adjustment except in the case of a significant disassembly or reassembly. In this case... Read More »

How to Set the Valve Lash on a Small-Block Chevy Solid Cam?

Few things in the muscle car world exude power and performance quite like an engine with solid-tappet lifters. For small block Chevy engines especially, there are a host of aftermarket options for ... Read More »

How to Adjust the Valve Lash on a Small Block Chevy?

Adjusting the valve lash on a small block Chevy engine ensures that the lifters are preloaded and the valves are opened and closed properly when the camshaft lobes move the lifters. Common symptoms... Read More »