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Author Topic:   Lifters out of order
jakedawg23
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posted November 22, 2004 12:15 PM
get a new set of lifters.


jakedawg23
Member
posted November 22, 2004 01:01 PM
pretty much,

ARe you talking about the whole set is messed up or just a few. If just a few you could replace only those you arent sure about.



jakedawg23
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posted November 22, 2004 01:12 PM
I wouldn't chance it i would buy a new set.


istock59
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posted November 22, 2004 01:58 PM
Some machineshops can regrind lifters. Not sure what it costs tho... Might be cheaper just to buy another set.


jakedawg23
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posted November 22, 2004 02:08 PM
I wouldnt say that. You could pick up a new set of flat tappet lifters for 50-60$, to go roller you are looking at least 10 times that by the time you get a new cam, lifters, valvesrpings, pushrods, all said and done could be pushing 1000$ pretty easy.


jakedawg23
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posted November 22, 2004 03:14 PM
It's always best to replace the lifters when you dump them, However...I have mixed them up and got away with it a time or two, but I DO NOT recommend it without refacing them.

I will say this...during the "lifter crisis" we had last year, I built a lifter re-facer, and used it for a while to do lifters for claimers, and I never had a problem, so you might find a shop that has one and get them done, itíll cost you about 8 to 16 bucks.

there is also a technique described in David Vizard's book "Chevy Small Blocks On A Budget" on how to re-face lifters at home with a flat plate and some 120 grit emery cloth. This involves rubbing the lifter in a figure 8 pattern on the emery cloth to get the spherical radius the lifter needs. I have done this just messing around with some lifters and it works great!

hope this helps!

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jakedawg23
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posted November 23, 2004 10:19 AM
what about a set of hydraulic lifters must they be put back in the same order?

[This message has been edited by racer s (edited November 23, 2004).]

dirtbuster
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posted November 23, 2004 11:22 AM
yes, any flat tappet lifter should be reused on the same lobe it came off of.


DEEDDUDE
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posted November 23, 2004 02:38 PM
I've torn motors apart and never marked them, had same problem as jake, turned motor on side and lifters started falling out. put them back in. no problem. I also pulled this cam out of same engine put it in a new engine w/ the old unmarked lifters. motor runs fine. lifters and cam show no wear. I've done this with several motors and cams never a problem. as said above i was told never to do it, but i did in a pinch. i.e. no money and no time. two of the motors i still have were running and had plenty of races on them when i pulled them out. good luck.