Join Date: Aug 1998
Location: Waldorf Md. USA
I know you do not want to hear this, but from the wear you are describing on the lifter, the lobe on the cam is wiped ... period. I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but you might as well stop right now and get ready to pull the cam out. If you dont want to hear it from me, take the lifter to your machine shop and let them give you the final say. Without seeing the lifter in person, everyone here is guessing, but this statement:
"The wear pattern on my lifter looks like someone took a chisel and tapped it with a hammer right down the center of my lifter bottom. It runs down the center, nearly perfectly almost all the way across the lifter"
Might as well say " my cam is wiped"
Advanced Automotive Machine
1971 Chevelle "Heavy Chevy" original owner
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