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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-13-09, 05:42 PM Thread Starter
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390 lifter replacement.

new to this forum and i recently bought a 71 f-250 "highboy" it has a 390 but has a ticking lifter. i heard there is an easy way to replace the liters without taking the intake manifold off. anyone know how to do this?

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Re: 390 lifter replacement.

Can´t be done, off with the manifold.
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Re: 390 lifter replacement.

Well it can be done with some factory intakes depending on what location the lifter is in. It's tricky and you need to fish it out with one of those long extendable magnets. If the valley pan is in place it's a lot harder to get at too. There is just enough room if this is a lifter that's in the open space on the intake. If it's under one of the pushrod holes that goes through the intake it's very hard to get at. How bad is the tick? How does it run otherwise?
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