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Old 08-26-2008, 04:35 PM
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Solid vs Hyd. Lifters...AGAIN

Gentlemen,
Reading through all the threads and horror stories on
solid rollers, hyd rollers etc.. makes me kind of leary to
even go the roller route. I have this old 65 Chevelle I am throwing
together with a 396 4-bolt cast#3855962 (RARE). Wanted to go solid
flat tappet using Zinc to break her in then transfer to 5-50 full synthetic.
Then a buddy talked me into hyd roller which seemed like a good idea.
But as I said I am leaning towards you basic build now. I guess my question is
what would be the least worries and long life? I won't be racing on the track,
BUT..!! will be tearing up the streets and freeways when I DO drive her.
Actually these inquiries aply to both my engine projects..my 396 for old time
sake and my 4-bolt 454 that will be getting the 496 stroker kit rotating assembly (which is way down the road after she is running). I know GM started using hyd roller awhile back without any troubles. I have a 180K on
a 4.3L V6 in my full size 1/2 4x4 and still going OE.
Thoughts?
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