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Old 05-09-2012, 12:52 PM
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Flat tappet to roller cam conversion

I currently have a flat tappet cam in my 350 in the T-Bucket but I am quite sure my block is setup for a roller cam. Besides the cam and lifters what else would I need for parts to make it a roller or would I be better off using one of the retro kits. I believe there is a retainer for the factory roller lifters that I would need.

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Retainers and "spider" that holds the retainers in place. Depending on the cam you can reuse factory lifters. If you go aftermarket lifters get the travel limiting ones.
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Hey Chet,

The pushrods will be shorter. For the factory OEM setup the timing set will be different and you'll need the original retainer plate that goes between the timing gear and block.
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