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  1. handy_andy_cv64

    handy_andy_cv64 In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    As this is an inline engine, I forgot that it feeds oil through the rocker assembly. Man, I'm forgetting too many things. But yeah, as it's not a canted engine, it lubes the arms that way. I wonder if the engine has an oil feed issue through that path, and the line was added as a stopgap.
     
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  2. 65restomod

    65restomod In Overdrive BRONZE MEMBER

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    Ok , not quite sure what a "hollow rocker tower stud" is
    If you mean a hollow rocker shaft with oil being fed from below then I get it
    But with the added oil line at the top of the valve cover, how is that lubing all the rockers from the top? Just curious
     
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  3. handy_andy_cv64

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    That is what he meant, and as I had said, an oiling rail (spray bar) would need to go under the valve cover to be effective
     
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  4. neil brown

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    I think you can see the stud here, it’s hollow, the oil line attaches to it.
    I think possibly your right, maybe a stop gap for a blocked oil passage, whatever it is, I’ve left it, just tidied it up,’ let sleeping dogs lie’ as they say
     

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  5. uk ranchero

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    triumph [ cars not bikes] used to make a 6 pot that got modded in that way because some said it improved the oiling of the valve gear others said it reduced the oiling of the bottom end
     
  6. handy_andy_cv64

    handy_andy_cv64 In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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    With the proper viscosity oil, the bottom end is still protected. I have a feeling there were as many arguments about that as the arguments about the best oil for SU carbs.
     

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