Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - View Single Post - BBC Solid mechanical roller or solid mechanical flat tappit???
View Single Post
  #10 (permalink)  
Old 08-08-2010, 09:12 AM
Hacksaw's Avatar
Hacksaw Hacksaw is offline
Last photo:
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Oklahoma
Age: 42
Posts: 253
Wiki Edits: 0

Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Sounds like a roller set up is the way to go then. I've never ran roller stuff before. I'd be putting this in a non roller gen v 454 block. This was a 94 model engine and had a hyd flat tappet from the factory. Every other aspect of installing a cam is the same on this engine except for the timing cover being designed for a one piece oil pan gasket. What do I need to look for in the aftermarket to solve this. I believe a double roller timing chain will fit, I just don't know if it will be strong enough for a cam button? A ihra pro mod guy here in my home town said thy used to weld a socket on the back of the water pump to add support on the timing cover to keep it from flexing...poor mans trick I guess. He said it works...
Reply With Quote