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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.

Clik link to see picture of what i am talking about.

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http://albums.photopoint.com/j/View?u=1391133&a=10384235&p=49285047&Sequence=0&res=high
 

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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.
David

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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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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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