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Author Topic:   Solid head
Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 104
posted March 07, 2004 07:03 PM  
I have an interesting senario for you guys to ponder. I ran a hydraulic cam last year and I know it isn't enough, I have a solid cam but no lifter bosses, I don't have much money but my dad has access to a machine shop. is there any problem as to how hard the steel needs to be?? and does anyone know where to find a tap to fit it??

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 431
posted March 07, 2004 09:50 PM  
just save the agervation and purchase the correct parts

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 33
posted March 08, 2004 06:23 AM  
i assume you are wanting to produce your own solid lifters. one of the steve smith books i think has the specs. it may be more cost effective to purchase a set of solids and be done with it. they arent that expensive. call racer walsh. they have two types. i'll see if i can find the info for you. we've done it before and it wasnt that hard. you just need the solid adjusters off a 2000 to make it work. the tap can be purchased from someone like mcmaster carr or any other large supply co. i have that info too. i'll send over as soon as i find it.

Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 64
posted March 08, 2004 11:22 AM  
Racer Walsh has a set of drop in solid lifters (no machine work necessary) for a 2.3 liter ford for $72.00. I dont know how well they work and how high a lift cam you can run with them but they are available. 72 bucks spent would probably be a good investment to save the aggrevation. Maybe some of the other guys on here can give you more info on the racer walsh lifters and the specs on them.


Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 626
posted March 08, 2004 11:35 AM  
I believe I would not go over a 500 lift with the drop in.

Dirt Maniac

Total posts: 104
posted March 08, 2004 09:34 PM  
I have heard about the lifters from racer walsh, but I didn't know if it would be cheaper to do it yourself??

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 374
posted March 11, 2004 06:27 AM  
A top end put together with good stuff will last alot longer than trying to take the cheap way out.Cant sacrifice durability!

Dirt Freak

Total posts: 370
posted April 05, 2004 10:26 AM  
Just solid up your stock hydraulic lifter. Been done many times. Adjust the lash by grinding base. Don't grind too much as will blow bottom out.........take couple spares to the track..........hehe Takes a while to get clearances but once its done very effective. I've done it, ran 9000 rpm's.

Use to have to do that because rules allowed only hydraulics.

Have fun!!! twist the guts out of er"""

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