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10-27-2006, 05:30 PM
Is there any real good way to determine wear or usability for tappets. I was thinking of useing the ones that came out of the original engine, course after all the other problems, maybe I should bite the bullet and buy new ones.
Any ideas would be appreciated, Thanks, Tinkerman

10-27-2006, 05:45 PM
If you put them cam shaft face to cam shaft face they should rock, as the faces should be convex. If there is any pitting of the faces they are trash and the sides should not be scored.

10-27-2006, 07:15 PM
There are a few smaller cam grinding outfits that can regrind the faces...

10-27-2006, 08:19 PM
Hi All:
Thanks for the info. They are trash.
How about the pushrods? This is a 100K car so I guess I just should replace them also.

Thanks, Tinkerman

Geo Hahn
10-28-2006, 09:28 AM
You will want to get some opinions on where to get replacements as there may have been issues (hardness?) with some sources.

If it were me I'd contact Ken G at British Frame & Engine (BFE) as a quality issue on this part could be an expensive problem.

10-28-2006, 10:06 AM
Thanks, How do I contact Ken G. and where is BF&E?


10-28-2006, 10:31 AM

Ken's great to talk to. He's got as ton of info he just loves to share.

10-28-2006, 12:45 PM
Thanks Art, will do Monday. Maybe can help with my crankshaft fit problem.

Cheers, Tinkerman

10-30-2006, 11:37 AM
if you want the ultimate lifters, schubeck racing will make ceramic lifters for $400. send them a sample to copy and you will never replace lifters-ever. they also help in reducing cam wear which is very good. i plan to send one of BP northwest's performance lifters with oil hole to them when the time (& $$$$) comes.I am considering requesting a oil groove at the oil hole for better lubrication.