Tappet noise

I started my engine last night after 3 years of sitting partially done.

It's an overbored 318 (.060) with 360 heads. I matched lifters and push rods to the heads (They came from the 360).

Once we got fuel to the carb...... it started right up. Idle was a little rough, probably due to OOOLLLLLDDDD gas.

Once it was running the valve rockers would not quiet down. I ran it long enough that the lifters should have pumped up and gone quiet.

Any ideas?

Push rods too long? Lifters dead from sitting too long???.......


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