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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-08-04, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
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heavy lifter wear ?

85 302 2V. 20.000 on rebuild, forged pistons .30 over RV cam nothing special. Iím getting a lot of lifter wear way more then it should be, I did the rebuild my self and yes I do know what Iím doing. Could this be a problem with the push rods being to long I cant remember for sure how much the block was decked and how much was removed from the head. At first it sounded like a stuck lifter but then it was two then three and so on. I remember from when I was a machinist that 302ís of this time period picky with valve train . any help would be good thanks

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Re: heavy lifter wear ?

Is the rocker contact in the middle of valve stem ??
85 is that early roller motor??
Springs etc in good condition ???
Was there some preload when tightened rocker down??

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Have to check lifter to cam alignment. Windsors usually real good in this dept especially compared to holdent b8 . Geometry probs usually destroy top end gear first unless your in coil bind (don't think it would do 20000 though..)
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Re: heavy lifter wear ?

Sounds like incorrect preload or.......................

I know you said you know what you're doing but, they're not HYD lifters on a solid cam are they ???????????????
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