ticking in my new to me 57 3100
Eng is ticking. Used the old trick of putting a piece of wood up to my ear and probed aroung the eng. When put on valve covers it was quiet. when put on intake manifold you could here the ticking through the wood got louder as I went back tward the dist. Any Ideas, I know my way around an eng but I don't have much experiance with them. It's a 283 last owner said it made the noise because it has solid lifters in it. Next question can I just replace the solid lifters with hyd ones or do I also need to do something else to be able to install the hyd lifters?