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Author Topic:   Ford lifters in a SBC
BIGDADDYBOZ
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posted October 21, 2004 10:09 PM
I have seen some guys do this. What is the advantage of this? Thanks


outlawstock17
Member
posted October 21, 2004 10:36 PM
bigger lifter diameter allows bigger cam profile with less chance of knocking down a lobe. usually done on solid lifters only.


BIGDADDYBOZ
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posted October 22, 2004 11:25 PM
Thats it I had a guy make it sound like it was a big speed secret.


I-B-RACIN
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posted October 23, 2004 01:12 PM
I heard people do this on hyd. cams to use curtain year ford hyd. lifter acts more like a race anti pumpup lifter than a chev. when stock hyd. lifter is rule


juni
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posted October 23, 2004 06:11 PM
VERY possible. However if it was a true billet roller, it would wear the lifters out fast. Maybe it was a roller profile ground from a cast core?


BiggerBill
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posted October 24, 2004 08:10 AM
The bigger lifter allows you to run a more aggressive cam profile without tearing anything up. Chryslers are bigger yet. Throw on some high ratio rockers and you are getting faster valve action more like a roller cam. But you get too radical and its hard on pushrods and rockers, unless you spend to get really good stuff. In a stock class prob not worth the expense, especially with some of the newer grinds that are out there.