Has anyone else had this problem?
I have about 1500 miles on my rebuild. I broke a valve adjuster. When I was taking the valve train apart to check for others that may be weak, I noticed that the pins that retain the springs were moderately worn and slightly bent. Two of the pins had bent far enough that the springs were cocked. These are all new parts, valves, springs, retainers, and pins from the vendors and my entire engine is stock configuration. I'm having a hard time believing these pins are of the correct material and hardness. I don't want this to be an issue! Does anyone have an idea of what to order from a material supply house to make my own?
Such as McMaster carr, I see they have drill rod in various hardness. I'm just not sure which one would be acceptable.
Apparently there might be a difference between what the vendors sells - David Sonoski recommends Lang's hardened pins in this recent thread: http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/331880/381560.html?1376666597
Thanks Roger, I should have done a search first!
I will order the A 2 drill rod from McMaster-Carr