11-05-2004 10:18 AM #1
Ford small block lifter in a Buick 455
Not a typo
I have a need for an oversize lifter that is no longer available from the factory and not in GM's stock in three continents
I have been told a possibilty is a Ford small block lifter, turned or ground to the correct size.
Info on the Ford Small Block hydrauilc lifter is apprciated. I need a diameter of .853" (stock is .842") and I am told that a FSB lifter is in the vicinity of .875". A club member of mine has told me this is possible, and he's done it.
A Technical drawing of the lifter would be ideal, but any info is apprciated
I have another thread outlining this problem here:
Thanks for your time,
Buick newbie since 1989
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Sounds like the Ford lifter would be machined too thin. If it is a solid lifter, it would work, i think. However, if it has Hydraulic lifters, machining the sidewalls would thin the metal to cracking. I would personally look to other GM engines first. 455/425 Olds, 500 Caddy, 454 Chevy ect. Their probably a lot closer.
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All GM hyd. lifters should be .842"...I need a .852"~.853" one...I'm worried about side wall thickness myself, but I'm gonna check that by cutting up one of them and measuring
Since this thread got moved from the Ford Small block Forum, it's inclusion here is pointless. Should have just deleted it, mods, but I don't make the rules here
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