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01-04-2005 06:35 PM
Ghetto Jet Probably a good idea to change your valve springs too.
01-04-2005 11:33 AM
NOlowrider Summit has pretty good prices as far as I can tell. I have to see if my local shop (friend ) can beat or at least match Summit.
01-04-2005 11:04 AM
Frisco Most any business can order from Comp and get the dealer prices. You mentioned getting the "kit" from Comp. It comes with the lifters.

As to using 'any' brand of lifter, probably can, as they are all made by only a few manufacturers. The problem that I see is that the 'no-name' variety may not have the same tolerances or quality control that the "Name" brand have (or should have). The second consideration is whether the cam manufacturer will honor their product when mixing the brands of parts. I realise that some of that is to get you to buy their product and that there are several good manufacturers. I personally prefer to not mix brands when selecting a cam and related components. The small savings just isn't worth risking a further teardown if a problem occurs.
01-04-2005 10:33 AM
NOlowrider I see what you are saying, Frisco. Probably a good idea to replace them. But, can it be any brand of lifters? What I mean is my friends works at a auto parts store and he gives me a good discount on parts, but I don't think they carry Comp brand items.
01-04-2005 10:16 AM
Frisco
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Originally posted by NOlowrider
Can I re-use the lifters that are in there now? This engine only has about 500 miles after rebuild. Or do I need to get the kit?
Get the kit. Lifters are not that much in cost to take a chance on ruining the new cam.

The wear pattern occurs on the cam lobes and the lifter faces during the cam break in period. Even if you were to remove and replace the original cam you would have to be certain to put the lifters back in the same lifter bores that they came out of.
01-04-2005 10:07 AM
NOlowrider Can I re-use the lifters that are in there now? This engine only has about 500 miles after rebuild. Or do I need to get the kit?
01-03-2005 07:51 PM
69er
free cam advice

I just put in an XE268 in my 427 Corvette and I love it. It has a nice lope and really pulls hard low med and high rpm. It especially comes on during mid range. I have a 2000-2400 stall converter, which comp says is not necessary, but it just smokes em like never before-me like it.
01-03-2005 06:08 PM
NOlowrider Thanks Engineman. There is definitley some good stuff there. I think I will be back to that site. Did not the the cam I was looking for, but they have plenty of other goodies.
01-03-2005 05:45 PM
engineman302 i have a place on ebay that i bought a prefomance products cross wind alm. intake for 130 green stamps.new in the box,it a spinn off of the air gap intake,put the two side buy side and cant tell them apart except the price.the also sell the rpm style, high rise style,single plane and duel plane.ill try to post the link if i can figure out how (puter illiterate).




http://stores.ebay.com/DIRTTRACK-THU...isplayZ2QQtZkm

wow i did it,who knows what i can do now.
01-03-2005 05:23 PM
NOlowrider Yea, I guess I could wait and do both at the sametime. Can't really afford to get both at this time (Christmas). I also would like to eventually go with the roller rockers. I have had this truck parked for the past 15 years or so and I want to get it running strong for my son to drive. Probably a bad idea though. I posted the first link while I was at work and I didn't have the specs when I got home. So, I could not remember which one it was. That's why I posted the wrong link in the second post. Thanks to everyone who helped me out.

Anyone coming to New Orleans for Mardi Gras?
01-03-2005 05:15 PM
engineman302 i m normaly a lunati man but on the project im doing now i elected to go with the comp extreme, part #12-239-3 262/270 .462/.480 1300-5600 rpm 107 center line 111 lobe sep. noticable idle with gobs of torque.and stock conv.
01-03-2005 04:33 PM
Ghetto Jet
Quote:
Originally posted by Siggy_Freud
.EDIT- Ghetto why the hell are you always like 2 seconds faster than I am


You're doing good Siggy, in comparison to myself most people are much much slower.

What do you guys think about him going with an XE-262 over the XE-268?
01-03-2005 04:25 PM
Frisco
Quote:
Originally posted by NOlowrider
Now I just have to decide which one to do first Cam or intake manifold. Think I will go with the Edelbrock performer EPS (idle-5500). Which do you reccomend first? Thank you.

Now I just have to decide which one to do first Cam or intake manifold. Think I will go with the Edelbrock performer EPS (idle-5500). Which do you reccomend first? Thank you.
Your intake choice is very good. I'd do the cam and kit first. Then the intake.

Better yet, buy the parts as you can and do all the changes at one time. That would save a set of intake gaskets at a minimum.

Sorry Siggy, I'm a slow two finger typist. Your reply is correct.
01-03-2005 04:22 PM
Siggy_Freud Why not wait until you have the money for both . . . to do the cam you'll have to take the manifold off anyways.

If you are going to do one then the other I would do the camshaft first. Get the big project out of the way. Swapping manifolds is easy for the most part. You'll notice more power out of the cam change than the manifold.
01-03-2005 04:17 PM
NOlowrider Now I just have to decide which one to do first Cam or intake manifold. Think I will go with the Edelbrock performer EPS (idle-5500). Which do you reccomend first? Thank you.

Now I just have to decide which one to do first Cam or intake manifold. Think I will go with the Edelbrock performer EPS (idle-5500). Which do you reccomend first? Thank you.
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