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bigmark 04-28-2003 03:46 PM

Rhodes lifters yay or nay?
Do they work, are they worth the cash? Sounds like a good thing if you read their advertisements but I'd like to hear some experienced opinions.


4 Jaw Chuck 04-28-2003 03:57 PM

They work well but noisy as heck, they may have gotten better since it's been many years since I last tried them.

dmorris1200 04-28-2003 04:12 PM

Ran them in an old 351W I had in a '68 Cougar (351W came out of a wrecked '69). I loved them, thought they sounded cool. :cool:

Deuce 04-28-2003 05:40 PM


They are NOISY!

They do tame down a camshaft that is too big.

I tried them and I liked them.......
Made my old ISKY hydraulic sound like a solid lifer cam :D :D


bigmark 04-28-2003 06:13 PM

Noisy like a rod knock or what, doubt that would sound too cool.
Anyways I am pushing the limits of getting any vacuum for my brakes so that would be a good thing if they work. Would also be cool to increase to increase the bottom end a bit. If they do work as they say I have to wonder why everyone does not use em.

V8 S-10 04-28-2003 06:13 PM

We ran Rhodes in a circle track car and really liked them.We also tried a couple other brands of bleed down lifters and those didnt seem to work as well.

Invstr396 04-28-2003 06:41 PM

Definetely noisier,sounds more like worn internals than like solid lifters, but as far as producing more vacuum and low end torque I can vouch for it. We put them on a overcammed 289 ford years ago and also advanced the cam a bit,
made it run a heck of a lot better than it did.
Of course the motor was built totally wrong overcarbed and overcammed with a stock torque converter. With the rhoads lifters it was considerably better (clickier too)

deuce_454 04-29-2003 01:09 AM

[quote] (clickier too) <hr></blockquote> clickier?? there is a word i couldnt find in a dictionary :D 04-29-2003 06:41 AM

[quote]Originally posted by deuce_454:
<strong> clickier?? there is a word i couldnt find in a dictionary :D </strong><hr></blockquote>

MAN, this is a tough audience!!! :D :D

bigmark 04-29-2003 07:16 AM

I think I might try them out, going to get sick of people telling me my rods are knocking but at least I'll have more bottom end.

9.8sec. Hemi 04-29-2003 07:20 PM

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!!! :D

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

jimfulco 05-12-2003 12:20 AM

Cast aluminum valve covers quiet them down some too.

wally 05-15-2003 01:38 PM

I just took a set out of my son's ElCamino 'big block' Apparently someone tightened them too much and they [one] ate the 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

DoubleVision 02-23-2010 04:31 AM

This thread is 7 years old. We should`ve carbon dated this one.

1BAD80 02-23-2010 05:43 AM

This guy racemaniac must work for Rhodes.
this carbon dated posting is 7 years old.
another 5 years old,

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