Originally Posted by vinniekq2
fbird you know better than that,you know how a hydraulic lifter works and the compromise you get
And you know better (or should know) than to suggest that the problem
here is the camshaft in the motor...hyd solid or other wise.
It was a bad bit of confusing advice for the problem.
Poster: you do not need a new camshaft.
This is simply the nature of a cam this big.
The problem is the 16deg initial timing.
A 246@.050" 108LSA solid lifter cam will very near run the same and needs the same simple cure.
A lot more initial advance.
locking out a HEI distributor: it don't get much simpler. you have to drill and tap a new hole for the Lock out screw, if/when locking out the mech advance. The weights and springs are not re-used
If you got a MSD billet distributor SMall cap: download and read the directions from MSD on how to disassemble it and lock
the advance system.