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Old 09-07-2008, 11:48 AM
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Installing lifters/pushrods/rocker arms.

Ok, the only thing left before I can install the rest of the topend on my 383 sbc are the pushrods, lifters and rocker arms. I'm running a solid roller cam with about .668" gross lift. I'm just curious, this may be sitting for a few months before being able to get fired. Is it a good idea to have those lifters sitting on the lobes that long with that much seat pressure? Will it damage the cam any? It's about 215lbs. at the seat, and almost 500lbs. open. Thanks!

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While it probably not hurt it to sit with the springs loaded, if it were me, I'd assemble it loose and just button it up until it was time to finish up the final valve adjustment later. Just put the molly grease on the cam lobes and lifter bottoms. It is thick enough that it will stay put.
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While it probably not hurt it to sit with the springs loaded, if it were me, I'd assemble it loose and just button it up until it was time to finish up the final valve adjustment later. Just put the molly grease on the cam lobes and lifter bottoms. It is thick enough that it will stay put.
I've actually been recommended by the cam manufacturer (ultradyne) and lifter manufacturer (crower) not to use any assembly lube, and to just use oil on assembly. I also have yet to soak the lifters in oil. They mentioned that it may affect the needle bearings. Can anybody attest to that?
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Hi there, I just finished building a 383 stroker solid roller motor and all you should use is some good 10w 30 oil for assembly. Make sure you soak your lifters and your roller rockers in a container of oil to get the oil in around the needle bearings before you put it together.
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Hi there, I just finished building a 383 stroker solid roller motor and all you should use is some good 10w 30 oil for assembly. Make sure you soak your lifters and your roller rockers in a container of oil to get the oil in around the needle bearings before you put it together.

Thanks general Z, just what I was looking for. How did yours turn out, if you don't mind me asking?
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It turned out great only have about 300 miles on it so far but i'm extremely happy with it. It's the first time i've used a howard's cam and valvetrain but I have to say i like them. It's got a scat cast steel crank, scat 6" rods,keith black silvolite flat top pistons, dart iron eagle platinum 215 cc heads, victor jr intake port matched to heads and a holley 750 vac secondary carb. The cam is 247/254 at .50 lift and .586/.602 lift. Also if I were you i would put it together but just don't set your lash until it's time to fire it.
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