So some more checking has revealed the following results: i am not spring binding, the kit cam with lower seals, and i have very light .040ish preload in the lifters with these pushrods (another issue entirely). I will have to find check springs and try that. Nothing is really popping out and saying, im the bind... soooo. I did notice the bind feeling starts when the rocker just starts to go down... am i mistaking spring pressure for binding?
1988 K2500 ~ 6.0 LS swap, 700r4 w/ TCI 2500 stall, 4.10 rear
2009 G8 GT ~ 364ci/6.0L, small cam, dyno tune