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01-25-2003 04:33 AM
1BAD80 A friend of mine has some lifters if you want to give him a call.
CincySpeed Warehouse 513-821-2221 ask for Craig
01-24-2003 06:01 PM
MI2600 It's good news for Muskegon...where I live!!!
01-24-2003 01:44 PM
roys63 Release some HP and no problems with wiped cams,I have no problems finding roller lifters, you just need some extra cash, but well worth it.You can change cams and use the same lifters and some you don't even have to remove the intake to do so!
01-24-2003 01:29 PM
stonedchihuahua yeah thing is I am poor... OH well guess i'll just have to sit there and hope the car fairies do all the buying and work for me
01-24-2003 08:58 AM
Super Streeter Isnt it funny how people sit around bashing one manufactuers product or another,but some of these parts are all made in the same place by the same people{and they arent the ones with their name on the box either}.With that siad,I have a funny story that throws it all in the face of the naysayers.When I was having problems with my new bigblock{it kept cracking the ylinder head on hard nitrous runs}I pulled the engine down to inspect it for other damage and give it a freshen up,since it had about 150 runs on it.I have a flat tappet crane cam with .620" lift and some pretty stout springs.When I disassembled the engine,I put all the lifters in a box and marked the box to keep the lifters in order.About half way thru all this work.I knocked the entire box off the shelf and all the lifters scattered on the floor like marbles,I threw them back inthe bax after looking them over for damage,and wiping the dog hair off of them{I had a big dog living in my shop for security reasons}.I reassembled the engine and threw the lifter back in random order,and put a little stp on the bottoms of them just in case.Well after another 300 rns,the cam still has lobes on it.I guess the sky wont fall in every time.
01-24-2003 08:20 AM
chevyman17 I'll just buy new ones, who cares who much they cost.
01-24-2003 08:16 AM
crazy larry sure. nope. heres every side of that argument here.
01-24-2003 08:13 AM
chevyman17 would it be possible to rebuild lifters to go with any new cam.
01-24-2003 07:09 AM
pasadenahotrod You should be able to get a set of solid lifters from your local auto parts store. They probably won't have them on the shelf but the warehouse should get them there the next day unless the store is in Bumf**k, Egypt.
01-23-2003 10:55 PM
stonedchihuahua hey if anyone has solid lifters for a sbc I'd take em... I don't wanna spend money on them but my 400 came without lifters (probably hydrolic if it did) adn my 305 hads hydrolic ones...
01-23-2003 10:40 PM
BruceZ28 Doea this tie into NAIRB's post perfectly or not?Now is the time for all hotrodders and car enthusiasts to unite.Rebuild those old lifters and show 'em we don't need no stinkin' new lifters.
01-23-2003 09:09 PM
stonedchihuahua So this is why the finely machined hunks of metal are soo expensive..
01-23-2003 07:49 PM
engineguy The lifter shortage situation effected ALL lifters (mechanical flat and roller, as well as hydraulic flat and roller), for all makes of domestic vehicles. Bad news is that the Hy-Lift plant is pretty run down and they will be consolidating two plants into the existing main plant in Muskegon. Bad news is that the new owners are estimating that it will be approximately 6 months before the plant is running at capacity. So, the lifter shortage is likely to be with us for awhile longer. The Topline organization is pretty well known in the aftermarket, for doing things right - so I think they will be very successful in this business too.

One problem is that, once prices are raised on any commodity, due to shortages - it is unlikely that the prices will ever go back down to previous levels.
01-23-2003 10:18 AM
pasadenahotrod The local NAPA store advised us of the lifter shortage and said Ford lifters were the ones in shortest supply. Their national warehouse had none on the shelves. We bought 2 sets of overpriced Chevy lifters just to have them for the future. Who can say the NZ company can make a go of it?
01-23-2003 09:54 AM
chevyman17 "flower planters" lol, that was great, hey since the lifter shortage is gone, wouldnt that be cool if gas came down too.
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