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Old 03-26-2016, 10:24 AM
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Looking to add stud girdles when I install my spring oilers, Wondering what you guys have used, that fit good with no binding. I talked to Brodix and they say the only ones to use are the two piece ones they and Bo Laws make. I really don't like the way those tighten to the polylocks, and I would think having a single plate would be better. They insist that the one piece girdles will not fit correct and pull or push on the studs and put undo stress on them.

The old Mec 1000SC had one piece girdles on them, and if memory serves me right, I think they used Crane?? I have never had a stud break since changing to the best ARP studs, but since I am going to add the oilers, I figured I would add girdles too. I know shaft rocker setups are better, but I am not wanting to pull all the motors to do that and the cost of the good ones times three does not appeal to me.
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I had a set of comp girdles. Ran them on GM heads, Dart and Brodix. Fit all the heads perfectly. Install all the intake adjuster slide the girdle on then install the exhaust adjusters through the girdle one at a time. For like a glove.
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[ATTACH=CONFIG]552976[/ATTACH] This is what was on the merc 900sc I worked on with brodix heads.
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Where have you been!?!? I missed you!!!

Btw, instead of running 2 gaskets , one below the spring oiler and one above I used The Right Stuff to attach to the valve cover, easier to put on instead of lining up 3 holes

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Originally Posted by Black Baja View Post
I had a set of comp girdles. Ran them on GM heads, Dart and Brodix. Fit all the heads perfectly. Install all the intake adjuster slide the girdle on then install the exhaust adjusters through the girdle one at a time. For like a glove.
you ran the same comp girdle on gm,brodix and dart heads?
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Originally Posted by mike tkach View Post
you ran the same comp girdle on gm,brodix and dart heads?
Sure did. Thing slid right on to each of them. So what do you do?
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the brodix and dart have different valve angels than the stock gm head.it is a known fact that they require a different girdle.sure you can force them on but they won,t fit properly.what i do is buy the girdle that is made to fit the head.
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I bought these comp girdles for my Engine Quest heads. They are made for the RHS heads, but being that the EQ head is the same casting basically, they fit them too.

Willie, something to consider. When ordering a set of girdles, make sure to ask what size base the included polylocks have. Some are .550, some are .600. You want them to match the rockers you are running. If you order a set that comes with .550 locks, and need .600 locks, the locks themselves are kinda pricey.
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http://webster-industries.com/Stud_Girdles.html

they make some for the brodix heads ^^
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Originally Posted by mike tkach View Post
the brodix and dart have different valve angels than the stock gm head.it is a known fact that they require a different girdle.sure you can force them on but they won,t fit properly.what i do is buy the girdle that is made to fit the head.
They were all 26 degree heads and had a perfect fit.
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