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hydraulic roller cam/mechanical roller lifters

Who can answer this for me. Sbc 350. 96 chevy vortec heads all stock. comp cams 500 lift hydraulic roller cam. crane pop up mechanical roller lifters. erson roller rockers 1.5. i have this in my engine. runs fine. Will these solid lifters eventually damage my cam because its not hydraulic on hydraulic?

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You will need to keep on top of the lash settings and not let them get loose, keep them tight in the .006"-.012" range so they don't get beat to death by the lack of a lash take-up ramp that is not present on the hydraulic lobe profile. Pretty much the tighter, the better as long as you are not holding the valve off the seat when it should be closed.

I have to ask, why are you doing this??

It is hit or miss as to whether you get the combo right. I know folks are doing this for some rules restricted racing classes but the parts are carefully picked by the cam designer, they don't just do this with the average off the shelf hydro roller stick. Spring rates, valve weights, pushrod stiffness, base circle run-out, etc are all important, the guys doing this right are most often getting the parts Spintron tested to make sure they all play nice together.

Unless this is fully scienced out..., and from your description it doesn't sound like it is,... it will beat the valvetrain to death, including the needle bearings in the roller lifter. It is disaster waiting for the right time to happen.

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Hyd roller cam / mech roller lifters

I have done this on three engines with no adverse effects. The Hyd Roller cams I used are billet steel and work fine with the Mech Roller lifters. I noticed a slight performance gain but not a big difference.
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I think you're asking for trouble without lash ramps on the hyd cam. I think it will run fine, but you are absolutely punishing the valvetrain.

You're also asking for trouble using .500" lift on stock Vortecs. Sounds like you have way too much cam for the valvesprings - both in their lift capabilities and seat pressures.
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