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I aquired a 400 SBC with Crower Solid Lifters. 1.6 Roller Rockers, 5.7 Pushrods, Crower Cam Lobe Sep @ 112 Degrees, Duration at .050 is Intake: 260 Exh :266. Went from a ZZ4 Chevy 350 , 355 HP to this. My question is this: At what intervals do I have to adjust the Solid Lifters? I paid a shop to set the Cold and Hot Lash on them but still noisy or are they just noisy in general?. More so then the ZZ4?. How do I know the lash was set aside from taking their word? Again, what determines the intervals in adjustment. The car is a "Weekend Warrior" . Thanks.

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I aquired a 400 SBC with Crower Solid Lifters. 1.6 Roller Rockers, 5.7 Pushrods, Crower Cam Lobe Sep @ 112 Degrees, Duration at .050 is Intake: 260 Exh :266. Went from a ZZ4 Chevy 350 , 355 HP to this. My question is this: At what intervals do I have to adjust the Solid Lifters? I paid a shop to set the Cold and Hot Lash on them but still noisy or are they just noisy in general?. More so then the ZZ4?. How do I know the lash was set aside from taking their word? Again, what determines the intervals in adjustment. The car is a "Weekend Warrior" . Thanks.
Solid lifters will be noisy because of the lash, it's their nature. As far as re-adjusting them, it depends on how many miles you put on it but I would say somewhere around every 3k miles. You will just have to take the shops word for it unless you want to check them yourself.
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Solids Vs Hydraulics.

Thanks to you S10. I quess I just have to monitor the engine for unusual noises and Thanks for the 3K answer. I will use it as a "Baseline" & take it from there. Have a good one.
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Lash is easy to set, just a little time consuming. It wouldn't hurt to check the lash yourself that way you know how to do it. When I had my Blazer I put a solid lifter cam in it. At first I checked the lash at every oil change. But I found most never changed so I started checking the lash at every other oil change and at the most I had to adjust a couple rocker arms.
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I aquired a 400 SBC with Crower Solid Lifters. 1.6 Roller Rockers, 5.7 Pushrods, Crower Cam Lobe Sep @ 112 Degrees, Duration at .050 is Intake: 260 Exh :266. Went from a ZZ4 Chevy 350 , 355 HP to this. My question is this: At what intervals do I have to adjust the Solid Lifters? I paid a shop to set the Cold and Hot Lash on them but still noisy or are they just noisy in general?. More so then the ZZ4?. How do I know the lash was set aside from taking their word? Again, what determines the intervals in adjustment. The car is a "Weekend Warrior" . Thanks.
How did you determine the lash, or did the shop determine lash. The lifters should not be noisy. If you know the correct lash, warm the engine up to operating temp, pull a valve cover and check the lash on a given cylinder. If the intake is greater than 18;exhaust greater than 20 , your lash is probably excessive. But Crower is who should be providing you the correct spec., if in question.
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If were you, I'd install a starter button on the firewall, (for easy bumping over, much easier than disconnecting the coil and having someone man the ignition switch or hooking up a hand held starter button every time), and learn to do it yourself. If your motor doesn't have too much stuff in the way, it's a task that can be done, after some practice, in as little as about 1/2 an hour.
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Or you can roll it over using the crank bolt. You'll get the engine exactly where you want it that way. If the engine has higher compression it would be a good idea to pull the spark plugs first.
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set the lash youself. Set tjhe lash using the intake close/exhaust opens method of getting the lifter on the base circle of the cam lobe you are adjusting.

Set the lash .002" tighter than the cam card specs.
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Thanks to "ALL" for your inputs. I will take it from here. Gives me time to get with Crower on this.
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