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Camshafts, help, rocker arms, 350 sbc

I have a stock 350 sbc an i was wondering if i would need new rocker arms for this camshaft at summit part number K00172. Cam Style Hydraulic flat tappet Basic Operating RPM Range 1,800-5,200 Intake Duration at 050 inch Lift 218 Exhaust Duration at 050 inch Lift 218 Duration at 050 inch Lift 218 int./218 exh. Advertised Intake Duration 274 Advertised Exhaust Duration 274 Advertised Duration 274 int./274 exh. Intake Valve Lift with Factory Rocker Arm Ratio 0.450 in. Exhaust Valve Lift with Factory Rocker Arm Ratio 0.450 in. Valve Lift with Factory Rocker Arm Ratio 0.450 int./0.450 exh. Can anyone plz help me?

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You either have had the wrong valve seals installed, they are physically missing, or the valves are incorrect (too loose in the guides/stem too thin). The rocker arm seals will not contribute to your issue. If it did not have the oil smoke before you took the head off, the issue is with whatever the machine shop did. Valve seals have to fit TIGHT, or oil will go down the valve stem into the intake.
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could be bad lifters or loose rocker arms, bad oil pump or low on oil, possible bad cam (but not likely)
first thing i would do is check your oil real low oil will cause this
if oil is fine check for oil pressure if oil pressure is low assume bad oil pump
if oil prssure looks good look for bad lifters or loose rocker arms

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Hi back again I need to know why I would not get any compression in 1 3 5 7 or 6 can anyone tell me why cause I just rebuilt the motor a1976 Chevy 350 can you help

Hi Pete:
The very first things that I would check would be:
- the rocker arm/valve clearances. If they are too tight the valves cannot seat and you will get zero compression.
- Camshaft timing - Make sure that #1 piston is at TDC when you align the timing dots.
Great old motors! They were my favorites when racing dirt track stock cars in the 70's.
Hope to hear back from you.

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What are the torque measurements for the rocker arms and intake manafold?

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These engines are not equipped with rocker arms. The camshafts directly actuate the valves.

3.1L Engine & 3.4L Engines
When install or connect the check the following:
- Pushrods and the rocker arms. Torque the bolts to 24 ft. lbs. (32 Nm). - Rocker arm cover using a new gasket. Torque the rocker cover bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm).
- Heater bypass pipe. Torque the screw at the water pump to 106 inch lbs. (12 Nm), the bolt at the cylinder head corner to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm) and the nut to 18 ft. lbs. (25 Nm).

Intake manifold nuts and bolts and tighten to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm)
- Pushrods and rocker arms. Torque the bolts to 89 inch lbs. (10 Nm) plus an additional 30 degree turn. - Lower intake manifold. Apply sealant to the threads of the bolts and torque the bolts to 115 inch lbs. (13 Nm).


Exploded view of the upper and lower intake-3.1L & 3.4L engines


Fig. Lower intake manifold tightening sequence-3.1L & 3.4L engines

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I am not familiar with this engine, but, it sounds like the valve timing.
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