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12-15-2012 07:41 PM
632Mantis I never cared for them. I don't use them.
12-15-2012 06:43 PM
1Gary Curious.Rocker studs,roller rockers,rocker ratios??.
12-15-2012 11:00 AM
cobalt327 And you've tried them?
12-15-2012 10:28 AM
hcompton I am a little reluctant to try them on modern dual pattern cam. With sharp ramps and designs looking for more power under the curve may not react well to roads lifters but havent tried it.

They do work good for long duration older style single pattern cams. But usally used in the street sizes larger cams race cams do not respond well.
12-15-2012 09:58 AM
gearheadslife
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Originally Posted by cobalt327 View Post
I used a half set (the intakes only) on a Pontiac 455 w/a fairly big single pattern cam. Worked like a charm. Noise? That's music.
they use the same thing for todays var. valve timing.. only a ecu and senders control it now..
same basic idea..
12-15-2012 09:58 AM
techinspector1
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I used a half set (the intakes only) on a Pontiac 455 w/a fairly big single pattern cam. Worked like a charm. Noise? That's music.
For some reason, my mind wouldn't have come up with that fix. I wouldn't have considered using them on the intake only. Thanks for that.
12-15-2012 09:17 AM
cobalt327 I used a half set (the intakes only) on a Pontiac 455 w/a fairly big single pattern cam. Worked like a charm. Noise? That's music.
12-14-2012 03:27 PM
techinspector1
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Originally Posted by DoubleVision View Post
This thread is 7 years old. We should`ve carbon dated this one.
Still good info. I used 'em in a 454 to tame the cam. Worked well, sounded like solid lifters to me.
12-14-2012 03:10 PM
flyboy corvette I purchased a 69 corvette 427 390 HP that was being restored and never been started since restoration and engine rebuild. I didn't know the engine builder and previous owner had installed rhodes lifters in it. Man was I shocked when it started. I thought the engine was coming apart, but it had good oil pressure. Its a very bad sound and I hate it, Maybee it will be quieter with the hood on. It does seem to have a lot of low end torque and power.I just don't think I will be able to stand the awful noise. This car has stock mufflers and is very quite so all you hear is the lifters.
02-23-2010 06:13 AM
Chevrolet4x4s 4 out of 5 posts
Shane
02-23-2010 05:43 AM
1BAD80 This guy racemaniac must work for Rhodes.
this carbon dated posting is 7 years old.
another 5 years old,
http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/rhoa...ers-69070.html
02-23-2010 04:31 AM
DoubleVision This thread is 7 years old. We should`ve carbon dated this one.
05-15-2003 01:38 PM
wally I just took a set out of my son's ElCamino 'big block' Apparently someone tightened them too much and they [one] ate the cam...car just never sounded right like it had a knock under certain loading...seems the worn lifter might have been allowing leakage and either pre-detonation or hot air leakage anyway we put in a new performance cam and lifters and it now sounds like Chevy and run out nice. I suggest they can be problematic you gotta know what your doing
05-12-2003 12:20 AM
jimfulco Cast aluminum valve covers quiet them down some too.
04-29-2003 07:20 PM
9.8sec. Hemi Yay!!! I've got a set in a 390GT with over 70,000mi on them so aside from all the other favorable remarks above they last too! Put a set of 2 1/2 in. Flowmaster Header mufflers on it you'll never here the ticking, or much else for that matter!!!

[ April 29, 2003: Message edited by: 9.8sec. Hemi ]</p>
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