Thread: BBC lifters
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:35 AM
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JEFF69Z28
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Default Re: BBC lifters

Originally Posted by markdunlap
So what is the deal with quality roller lifters anymore? Does no one sell a reasonably priced lifter that can make it safely to a normal engine rebuild cycle?
I am talking $350 range. We didn't use to be that concerned with lifter failures. For bracket racing use with 250# spring pressure and less than .800" lift, why can't we expect that roller lifters could last as long as the rest of the engine before rebuild or replacement.

And what is the deal with high quality names like Comp Cams 819 BBC lifter not being good enough to rely on? Are they using inferior materials, leaving out hardening steps, using low grade needle bearings, or having them made overseas?

Is Morel the only company anyone has any faith in? What different Morel BBC lifters are there to chose from?

And why would a repackager like PBM be able to sell a better lasting lifter than Comp Cams?

Was Comp Cams having quality problems and since corrected it and still no one will use them?

Too much snow and not much else to do today.
I HAVE 2 YEARS ON A SET OF ENDUR-X LIFTERS(SBC)FOUND SOME NEEDLE BEARINGS IN OIL PAN,I THOUGHT THEY WERE THRUST BEARING BEARINGS BUT AFTER INSPECTING THE THRUST BEARING THE BEARINGS WERE ALL THERE AND THEY LOOKED IDENTICAL.I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH COMP CAMS THEY TOLD ME THE LIFTERS SHOULD BE REBUILT EACH YEAR AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT CAN HAPPEN IS THE ENDS OF THE LIFTER WERE THE ROLLER PIN IS CAN SPREAD AT RACE TEMPS AND HIGH RPM,S AND THE BEARINGS COULD FALL OUT!.HE TOLD ME I SHOULD BUY A NEW SET AND THE OLD ONES COULDNT BE REBUILT.SORRY FOR THE CAPS MY KEY BOARD IS ACTING UP.
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