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Old 12-30-2005, 10:53 AM
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recording sound of Rhoads lifters ?

With so much discussion of Rhoads lifters- and everyone trying to determine if they want to use 'em, and put up with the "noise". Why hasnt anyone recorded them and posted a wav. file ?? does anyone know of such a post? I have searched for it and cant find anything !? I understand it may be hard to discern the ticking from all of the other underhood hooliganism, but with all of the debate, if I were using them- Id record them, and set up a website that charged 1.00 to download the file. I'd make a million dollars !! (hey- if anyone decides to do that- i need some royalty $$, ive got that idea registered,trademarked,patented and photocopied ) .

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Rhoads lifters are no more noisier than solids.

IMO the objection on the "NOISE" they make is more urban legend, embelish the story as told by those that NEVER heard a set running, but their "buddy has and he said they are loud" crowd. Typically a cam that truly benefits from Rhoads lifters is in a rather loud vehicle any way.

If you do not want to hear the lifters click, just turn the stereo volume up a bit.
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If you do not want to hear the lifters click, just turn the stereo volume up a bit.

Or get on the loud pedal harder! You'll never hear 'em over the pipes and the tire squeal!
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FYI, those lifters are not recommended for extended driving periods.

I feel that if someone whats a better idle then get a smaller cam or a cam with wider lobe seperation.
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I had a set of Rhoads lifters in a 385" SBC that worked very well. I put over 30,000 miles on the motor without any problems at all, driving for extended periods of time. They cause a slight valve tapping sound like a solid lifter and the volume is somewhat dependent on the oil viscosity and temperature. Once you get above 3000 rpm or so they are as quiet as any other lifter.
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I appreciate the replies so far- but I guess noone has heard /found any site that actually has the sound? Im pretty sure I can imagine what they sound like- a soild lifter cam, or rockers with too much lash. Just amazed noone has tried to record it and post it. Thanks for the replies though.
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