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  1. #1
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    Default Never break another rocker

    I had mike at TA build me a set of steel rockers that are just like the aluminium ones no head modification required just bolt on and go
    Rod & Danie'
    91 Regal 6.63 @ 209 mph, 1.01 60FT
    78 Skyhawk 8.54 154 mph =1](hand me down parts from Regal)[/SIZE]
    69 Riv 12.86 @106 on normal street tires.
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    Default Re: Never break another rocker

    Quote Originally Posted by blown455 View Post
    I had mike at TA build me a set of steel rockers that are just like the aluminium ones no head modification required just bolt on and go
    How are they clearing big valve springs if they are just like TA/T&D aluminum ones? Picture?
    Bob

    '72 GS350 convertible, 455, "TORQUED" 10.91@121, 1.50, 3750 lbs race weight, street car, Qjet, full exhaust, etc.
    '70 GSX Tribute 9.51@140+, 1.33, 3650 lbs race weight, factory iron block, 1 carb, full exhaust, no power adders
    '87 GN 59K original owner

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    Default Re: Never break another rocker

    Yea, pics or you never did it!

    Why not go with Jesel on that freaking beast?

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    Default Re: Never break another rocker

    I have not installed them yet do not foresee any spring problems although I run a very small diameter high dollar spring. I'm not sure how to load a picture on here I will half to ask Danie
    Rod & Danie'
    91 Regal 6.63 @ 209 mph, 1.01 60FT
    78 Skyhawk 8.54 154 mph =1](hand me down parts from Regal)[/SIZE]
    69 Riv 12.86 @106 on normal street tires.
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    Default Re: Never break another rocker

    Did you or Michael profile them down to get the weight off ?

    Have you compared one to an aluminum ?
    Michael Evans

    "Universal means the part universally does not fit anything until you make it"


    Next Buick project...........1987 T-Type

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    Default Re: Never break another rocker

    hey Michael you won't need those anymore
    John & Terry Kemper
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    70 Sportwagon

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    Default Re: Never break another rocker

    They are very narrow but they are heavier than an alum one I think TA took pics b4 he sent them I'll ask
    Rod & Danie'
    91 Regal 6.63 @ 209 mph, 1.01 60FT
    78 Skyhawk 8.54 154 mph =1](hand me down parts from Regal)[/SIZE]
    69 Riv 12.86 @106 on normal street tires.
    AESracing.net

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    Default Re: Never break another rocker

    < Click to Visit

    Quote: "I would love to use the TA Aluminum 455 block and a set of TA Stage 2 TE heads to build a 700 CI engine
    that looks stock, idles smooth and makes enough torque to stop the rotation of the earth"

    Michael Tomaszewski Jr.
    Website/Catalog/Ad Management

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    Default Re: Never break another rocker

    4130?
    Steve, SRE Performance Fabrications Inc. 920-629-6565 evenings/weekends

    * 70 GSX race car 9.31 @ 143 mph 1.21 60' SOLD
    Super 16 Winner GSCA Nats 2011
    New Project... 65 Special motivated by a "Tomahawk".

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    Default Re: Never break another rocker

    Those really are a brilliant creation. Thanks for the pictures.
    Gary Kubisch
    '70 Skylark STG 2
    9.40's at 141+ all motor at 3370lbs
    ALL IN GOOD TASTE

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    Default Re: Never break another rocker

    Those look nice. I like the idea of steel riding on steel.....

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    Default Re: Never break another rocker

    As the owner of many broken rockers........

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    Default Re: Never break another rocker

    Quote Originally Posted by TABuickMike View Post
    How much???
    No, its not a chevy motor

    Steve Mario

    '71 Skylark, street/strip beater w/JW and T/A goodies!

    (JW prepped 462 short block, ported T/A Stage 1 TE heads w/stage 3 valves, 1050 Dominator, Super Scavengers, 3400 stall TH400, runs like a raped ape, and leaves brown skid marks on the passenger seat.)

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    Default Re: Never break another rocker

    4340 maybe...4130 is tubing IIRC.
    Starting with a 4340 pre-hard might not need any further heat treat for rocker arm duty.
    I was going to ask the same Q.

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    Default Re: Never break another rocker

    Quote Originally Posted by 8ad-f85 View Post
    4340 maybe...4130 is tubing IIRC.
    Starting with a 4340 pre-hard might not need any further heat treat for rocker arm duty.
    I was going to ask the same Q.
    DUHHHH! That's what I get when I post something when I'm half asleep and have CM roll cages on my mind!! LOL My bad.

    Yes.... 4340 (nickel), 4140 or one of the 4xxx series of CM.... I would guess.

    I'm sure Mike will chime in.
    Steve, SRE Performance Fabrications Inc. 920-629-6565 evenings/weekends

    * 70 GSX race car 9.31 @ 143 mph 1.21 60' SOLD
    Super 16 Winner GSCA Nats 2011
    New Project... 65 Special motivated by a "Tomahawk".

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    Default Re: Never break another rocker

    lol, you guys are cracking me up this morning.

    Nice looking rockers.
    Mike

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    Default Re: Never break another rocker

    They're made of 4130. ~$1600
    < Click to Visit

    Quote: "I would love to use the TA Aluminum 455 block and a set of TA Stage 2 TE heads to build a 700 CI engine
    that looks stock, idles smooth and makes enough torque to stop the rotation of the earth"

    Michael Tomaszewski Jr.
    Website/Catalog/Ad Management

  18. Default Re: Never break another rocker

    Bully for STOUT
    MarkO
    "There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die."-Raoul Duke
    Street Sleeper~'70 Skylark Holiday Coupe
    Build-> http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.ph...ge-Find/page10
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    Default Re: Never break another rocker

    Quote Originally Posted by TABuickMike View Post
    They're made of 4130. ~$1600
    A lot cheaper than going the Jesel route. I wish these were around a couple of years ago. I bet they look better on a Spintron too.
    Bob

    '72 GS350 convertible, 455, "TORQUED" 10.91@121, 1.50, 3750 lbs race weight, street car, Qjet, full exhaust, etc.
    '70 GSX Tribute 9.51@140+, 1.33, 3650 lbs race weight, factory iron block, 1 carb, full exhaust, no power adders
    '87 GN 59K original owner

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyXRjiO-oFE

  20. Default Re: Never break another rocker

    Mike, can a old set (shafts) be retrofit with those rockers and if so how much ?
    MarkO
    "There he goes. One of God's own prototypes. A high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die."-Raoul Duke
    Street Sleeper~'70 Skylark Holiday Coupe
    Build-> http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.ph...ge-Find/page10
    N2O-> http://www.v8buick.com/showthread.ph...-Nitrous-facts
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    Default Re: Never break another rocker

    Quote Originally Posted by TABuickMike View Post
    They're made of 4130. ~$1600
    Is it possible to buy just the rockers and use the hardware we already have to complete the install?
    Cheers

    Regards
    Royden Hardcastle
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    Yep, the only one in the Southern Hemisphere

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    Default Re: Never break another rocker

    I asked Mike about reusing the shafts he said T&D does not give him a better price actually cheaper to buy it complete might as well keep the shafts for spares unless you have supports and your valve covers like me sooner or later you'll break a shaft anyway
    Rod & Danie'
    91 Regal 6.63 @ 209 mph, 1.01 60FT
    78 Skyhawk 8.54 154 mph =1](hand me down parts from Regal)[/SIZE]
    69 Riv 12.86 @106 on normal street tires.
    AESracing.net

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    Default Re: Never break another rocker

    are these for stage 3 heads rod? what kind of installed height do you have?
    Adam
    victoria B.C.
    69 GS 400 street strip
    Stage3 heads,Gforce 4 speed,12bolt
    -PUMP GAS 464 9.98 135-
    3600 pounds

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    Default Re: Never break another rocker

    I run stage 2 rockers on an old stage 3 head 1 valve is off roller a bit.. I'm not sure what installed height is haven't messed w heads in a few years since I switched to really small dia spring
    Rod & Danie'
    91 Regal 6.63 @ 209 mph, 1.01 60FT
    78 Skyhawk 8.54 154 mph =1](hand me down parts from Regal)[/SIZE]
    69 Riv 12.86 @106 on normal street tires.
    AESracing.net

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    Default Re: Never break another rocker

    Quote Originally Posted by blown455 View Post
    I run stage 2 rockers on an old stage 3 head 1 valve is off roller a bit.. I'm not sure what installed height is haven't messed w heads in a few years since I switched to really small dia spring
    Just reading this Rod...so did the narrow rocker eliminate the need for offsetting the rocker? Are the stands milled off so rockers can be lowered and mounted to the head itself? Thanks
    Mark Busher Jr.

 

 
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