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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.
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Still good info. I used 'em in a 454 to tame the cam. Worked well, sounded like solid lifters to me.
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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.
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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.
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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.
they use the same thing for todays var. valve timing.. only a ecu and senders control it now..
same basic idea..
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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.
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And you've tried them?
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Curious.Rocker studs,roller rockers,rocker ratios??.
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I never cared for them. I don't use them.
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