i'm sooo confused......
pulled the 351w out of a 1975 Granada Ghia (after running it as a dirt track "bomber" car and then -accidentally- setting the interior on fire on the trip home)...
anyway - replaced all the gaskets / checked all the tolerances then transplanted it into a 1980 F140 (swapped it for the 300CI straight six).
((btw - F140 is a single cab 4x4)
the engine just isn't running right.
firing order is correct, timing is right on, gears aligned properly.
having difficulty adjusting the valves properly.
kept the stock hydraulic setup and original factory parts (in proper order).
have read sooo many different things---
i *assume* these are non-adjustable rockers - since each rocker is on it's own stud and there is not adjustment / jam nut on either end of the rocker.
several times - have gone thru the firing order - removed any valve lash - then tightened half to 3/4 of a turn. engine runs for a while than a couple of the nuts back themselves off and we gotta start all over.
also tried removing the lash and torque to 20 ft lbs - same result after a few minutes of running.
i know it must be something pretty simple - but what!??!!?!?!??
any feedback / assistance is GREATLY appreciated......