Originally Posted by catamount
What a bummer! What would cause the rocker stud to snap twice? Man, sorry you had that happen right after a rebuild.
Bummer indeed.. After my last post I tried doing a compression test and the valve in the tester stuck open but it seemed that cylinder #1 was now working so I pulled the valve cover off again and turns out the new stud held and no issues could be seen on the drivers side.. I replaced and gapped all new plugs, checked the wires, checked the firing order to rule it out and double checked the timing.. So far all seems fine, need to pull the other valve cover and see what's doing under there..
Feeling like there could be an issue with the head that had the snapped rocker stud. It is very frustrating to say the least, spent a lot of $$ to check all the drive train, never thought the issue could lie with the engine at all...