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Old 02-01-2004, 10:44 AM
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Lifters for a Pontiac 455

Iam putting a pontiac 455 together and Im useing a comp cams magnum 292 stick,I was woundering if I schould use the lifters that came with the cam or go with rhoads variable lifters.Anyone have an opinion?What are the pros and cons?

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First check to see if Comp Cams sent you the correct hyd lifters,,, they have been substituting Chevy type lifters in their kits and they DO NOT work in a Pontiac. The oil clearance groove in the side is not high enuff and lets the lifter relieve oil into the engine, resulting in low oil pressure and lots of lifter bore wear. As for the Rhoads lifters, they are slightly noisy and hard to set.
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Comp recommends at least a 3,000 stall converter and low gears with the cam. It's 244 degree duration is getting a little on the edge for comfortable use on the street. Will your build combination support this cam? I only tried the Rhoads lifters on one engine, and the noise bothered me so I went back to living with the intended duration. In my case, the little improvement wasn't worth the aggravation.
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Old 02-03-2004, 02:41 PM
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292 cam

I believe my combo schould be ok,I am running a muncie m-21 and 373 saftytrack Im a little concerned about the rear end holding up,but for now thats all that I can afford schould be ok as long as dont hook up,do you have any expierence with the 292 stick?
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