BBC lifters

Old 12-14-2010, 05:52 AM
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The Morel Lifter I run is in the $350 dollar range, they do have a higher end lifter that is rebuildable and has a extra oil hole on top of the lifter. From what I've seen the cheaper ones last longer.

A lot of stuff from comp is built 10 mins from me, trying to cut corners to save a few bucks really has a long term affect on a lifter is why you seen them go down hill.
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Old 12-14-2010, 07:35 AM
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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?

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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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Old 12-14-2010, 09:44 AM
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the comp I had break was their cheaper $250 ones. "super roller lifters"
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Old 12-14-2010, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Tod74
the comp I had break was their cheaper $250 ones. "super roller lifters"
X2 !!! running the PBM now.
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Old 01-09-2011, 04:52 AM
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Originally Posted by kwkracing
What BBC solid roller lifters are good these days? What are you using? Thanks
pbm makes nothing, they are just boxes with names, the morel lifter is a very good economical unit that runs well. lunati sells the same lifter as well as a ton of vendors. comp uses their own units and all are hippo and very good.

I will say the lifter living has more to do with proper valve train than the lifter itself. springs are key factors as well as push rods and lighter weight components. either way, i have seen 400 passes with the morel and comp units. then again, i have heard and seen of no passes and loose a wheel!
with today's oil's, you most diffenetly need good high zinc oils. this makes engine components last along with frequently serviced oil. oil is cheaper than engines. use nothing with an API LSM oil, its junk. racing oils are the only thing that should be in your hi performance engine
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