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#2383121 - 10/06/17 06:48 PM Aftermarket Retainer ?
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Aftermarket Retainers with oem valves and locks.... is it possible in any form or fashion?

Ive some hughes retaines for a bit more height and outwardly they seem to fit and are a bit more snug then the oem retainers?

Any red flags here?

Thanks.

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#2383141 - 10/06/17 07:47 PM Re: Aftermarket Retainer ? [Re: EV2Bird]
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part number of the hughes retainer would go a very long way to answering the question.

Hughes lists 9 different part numbers for retainers
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#2383163 - 10/06/17 08:14 PM Re: Aftermarket Retainer ? [Re: EV2Bird]
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Your very right.

Ive got the 1252 and 1254 retainers to consider.

Gonna use the 1110 spring, maybe the 1111 spring.

509/280 mopar solid cam

This is my budget but new small valve 318 heads and I have the new oem valves, did the 3 way and a small back cut on the valves.

Kinda hard to find aftermarket single groove valves that are not costly, the 2.02/1.60 sets are dirt cheap since there so common.

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#2383173 - 10/06/17 08:26 PM Re: Aftermarket Retainer ? [Re: EV2Bird]
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Ok, both 1252 and 1254 are 7 degree retainers, which is what stock locks need.

Odds are the Hughes retainers were made with a bit more care and on newer tooling than the original retainers.
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#2383230 - 10/06/17 10:20 PM Re: Aftermarket Retainer ? [Re: EV2Bird]
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Thank You, I can get new keepers off ebay cheap since the old ones ive got seem a bit worn.

There is only like a 2 gram weight difference as well.

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