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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old May 27th, 01, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
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Was looking at my cam today after removing my intake for cleaning. I discovered that the lifters on the # 1 and # 8 cylinders do not ride square on the cam lobes.

Is this normal? The engine is a 375hp/396 c.i. from 1968 Camaro.

I have yet to start the motor. IT was purchased with the car and professionally rebuilt.

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old May 27th, 01, 02:35 PM
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Stop worrying, that's the way they are supposed to sit.
The lifters have a slightly dished center and they are supposed to spin in the bores.
If they didn't they would go flat, stop spinning, and quickly wear out.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old May 27th, 01, 05:24 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks David.

I figured there was really no way something could be wrong. The lifter bores can't really change position and the lifters can only go in one way.

It's weird though, I would have thought that the bores would be aligned so that the full lifter is riding on the cam like the others in the block. I wonder why not?
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old May 29th, 01, 06:49 PM
 
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Its to make the lifter spin when the cam turns for lubricaion and even wear.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old May 29th, 01, 08:20 PM
 
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Good of you to post a picture like that, it really helps us visualize it. Looks like a nice clean engine too. Have fun.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old May 30th, 01, 04:27 AM Thread Starter
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You know what they say..."A picture is worth a thousand words"....that's why I posted the pic.

The engine really is clean. I am putting it in the car today. Can't wait to hear it run!

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