LT1 Rocker Arm question
So this 97 Z28 I'm building was bought completely disassembled. The guy put everything in baggies and marked it all, but it all got mixed up. I managed to match the connecting rods to the caps by the machining marks. I honed the cylinders and am putting new rings on. I'm using the old cam, but got new lifters ( since they are all mixed up ).
I'm currently cleaning up the heads and putting new valve stem seals on. All the rocker arms and balls are just in a bag. I was told by a guy that does heads that the main thing on those is to make sure the ball and rockers stay together. Which valve and pushrod they are mated to isn't that important. Can I get away with just getting new balls and reusing the old rockers?
This is a budget build and I need to reuse as many original parts as possible. I'm trying to only replace what NEEDS to be because of the mixed up parts. Of course, all new gaskets, seals, and bearings in addition to the already listed parts.