Valve springs for this CSOB

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  1. MIHELA

    MIHELA Active Member

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    So I just got my engine back together after discovering 2 broken valve lifters. I have an MTS 5 cam and am still using the original springs and plan to upgrade springs and shaft rockers. Any recommendation for basic springs that will support a max of 4500 RPM without float, and low enough spring pressure to not worry about cam failure? I am under the impression that SBC springs work with minus locks, but the threads here can get a bit muddy on specifics. I'm just looking for something that can go together and not have to worry about broken pedestals if I go on a long trip.
     
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    Darius Well-Known Member

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    Okay, HOW cheap are you???

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    Are they the correct diameter? Or do I need bigger valve covers?
     
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    LOL! Great reply! Thanks for the laugh.

    If memory serves there is a ton on valve spring information under the search tab. Some of it put there by other's who like to save money.

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    I don't recall the part number for the springs that I am using now, but they are a Comp Cams SBC spring if this is any help.
     
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    Screenshot (14).png Screenshot (15).png I used the Beehive spring but had to machine the heads.
    this should help. It gives the inside diameter and outer as well. With a shaft system you will be good to go. Are you going bigger on lift?
     
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    I wonder if those will clear with the damper springs. They look about like what I need though.
     
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    On closer look they are .870 ID, I think that's too small IIRC.
     
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    I would remove the dampener springs
     

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