Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board - Reply to Topic
Hotrodders.com -- Hot Rod Forum



Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Unanswered Posts Auto Escrow Insurance Auto Loans
Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board > Tech Help> Engine> hyd. roller cam and associated components
User Name
Password
lost password?   |   register now

Thread: hyd. roller cam and associated components Reply to Thread
Title:
  
Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Hot Rod Forum : Hotrodders Bulletin Board forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name (usually not your first and last name), your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
09-19-2011 10:13 AM
bigalow Brad Penn Racing available at your local speed shop and its pretty reasonable plus its for Flat tappet cams. You can start a 1000 post reply on oils with zinc and just get confused. Some people will say Mobil is no good??? Brad Penn is made for Flat tappets so I use it
I have considered the roller but lots of things to fall apart and expensive plus the bronze distributor gear.
I went to a bigger flat tappet lunati and increased lift with a set of 1.6 roller rockers. 1,,2,3 and i was done and running again
09-19-2011 04:27 AM
75gmck25 One easy to find choice for high ZDDP oil is Mobil 1 15w50, which most parts places carry. It is marketed as a classic performance car blend, and it has the ZDDP level you need for the flat tappet cam. Just wait until they have one of their specials for 5 qts of Mobil 1 and a filter and it drops the price quite a bit.

Bruce
09-18-2011 08:24 PM
327NUT I couldn't justify the cost just for the sake of having a roller cam in it. If you're rebuilding the entire engine and all of the parts are compatible.....and if you have the money......good idea.

Today's oils are better than yesterdays oils, they have just had a percentage of the zinc and phos. removed for the longevity of the modern emissions systems. There are a number of lubricants that still have the proper amount of additives to run flat tappet cams. You can do a search on this forum for the info, it has been beaten to death......numerous times.
09-18-2011 08:18 PM
FmrStrtracer You can buy oil with the correct amount of ZDDP already in it, or add ZDDP at each oil change, to protect your camshaft.

If youre looking to increase performance with a cam change, then considering a hydraulic roller conversion is valid. You will need an entire cam kit(cam, conversion lifters, springs, retainers, locks, pushrods), a thrust button to keep the cam in place, and possibly some machine work on your heads( cut valve guide for spring clearance and smaller seals).
If your heads dont have screw in studs, you will need to pin yours or convert to screw in studs.)

You may also need to change your distributor gear, depending on the cam that you buy.
09-18-2011 07:21 PM
earlvettester
hyd. roller cam and associated components

I have a 1970 350 chevy s.b. and want to replace the cam with a hyd. roller for updating reasons. 4 bolt. Holley carb. Cast iron heads. 9.5:1 comp. ratio etc. Nothing too rad. Dont think todays oil lends itself to old school stuff. Should I do it?

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0 PL2
Copyright Hotrodders.com 1999 - 2012. All Rights Reserved.