Originally Posted by zenchal26
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?
First thing would be to see if it actually has solid lifters or the owner was covering up for a noisy valve train by saying
it had solids.
Once you know what it has (my money would be on hydraulic), readjust the valves to see if that quiets it down, or if the cam/lifters are too worn and need replaced. If you replace the cam and lifters (replace them both), use a hydraulic cam and do a search here for guidelines on breaking in a new cam/lifters.