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Thread: Mechanical Roller Cam/Hydraulic roller lifters?

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    CheeksMcDuke is offline Registered User Visit my Photo Gallery
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    Feb 2010

    Mechanical Roller Cam/Hydraulic roller lifters?


    Is this possible? I want the benefits of a hydraulic roller but i can only find 2 made by the same company and they aren't what i want. I thought about getting a mechanical roller but i don't want to deal with the hassle of setting the lash then resetting it every weekend because it will be in my daily driver 73 F100. Then i got to thinking maybe i could just use Hyd roller lifters and have the best of both worlds?

    It will be 390 .60 over and i'm shooting for 450hp/500+tq with Edl heads ported/matched and all the forged goodies with a stock crank and 4 bolt main conversion. I don't want to go the stroker route. Don't ask why because i don't know either


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    Barry_R is offline CHR Member Visit my Photo Gallery
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    West Bloomfield

    Don't do that - not always compatable. Sometimes they are OK, but you won't know until you ask the cam company. Right now I have about twenty two hydraulic roller grinds and I am certain that other supplliers have plenty more as well. Hydraulic rollers go away somewhere around 5500-5700 RPM so build the package around that range.

    You'll have a hard time hitting your torque goal with a non-stroked 390 unless its really worked over, but the horsepower should be attainable.
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