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Cam Lifter question?

My 350 chevy motor 1968, is out of vehicle, I have it almost tore down, I took out my Cam, and every lifter (hydraulic) came out thru the top real easy except one. My question is, it came up about half way and wouldn't budge anymore, so I pushed it thru the otherway (down) & it came out real nice. Will I have a problem when I install my new Cam and new Lifters? I don't know, thanks again, Dana

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Lifters were worn and mushroomed over. Install new cam and lifters, proper break in lube and do your proper breakin. Shouldnt be a problem.
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When it's time for new cam/lifters. Take a lifter and try the tight hole. Chances are it will be fine with new lifter. If tight, try to find where tight spot is. Usually a small file will remove any burrs at the top or bottom of the lifter bore. At worst you may have to run a brake cylinder hone thru the bore.
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