solid fixture here in the forum
You need Non China Made Hydraulic Lifters.I’m meeting the guy everyone calls the Ponchoman, he’s a buddy of Cliffs. He says he has more than 100 performance cams from a factory close out years ago. Each comes with a Dyno sheet for 2 test mule motors, a HO 400 10.75 cr and another, a stroked 400 bored .30 @ 10.5 cr and trips.
My older son’s GF’s father has a 1976 TA that needs an engine assembled and in 6 weeks I’m spraying the car and some guy is doing the Chicken on the hood. We went partners on a powder coat oven today, tomorrow I’m wiring a 220 volt, 40 amp line for it and another for a bead blaster booth on the other side by myself, I hope it’s cooler and less humidity after the rain tomorrow.
I have receipts for the last car I sprayed in 2015. Shopping around for the best prices - everything except the paint itself came to $3845, the paint is $1970 more, an increase of $2763 more for EXACTLY the same list of materials in the same exact brands and quantities!
My Isky 202HY Hydraulic lifters are only ones I know that will not fail Flat tappet Hydraulic. Presently on backorder Summit shows.
Original GM NOS Lifters are Gold now.
Find them worth $400-500 a set of 16.
Every single Comp Cams has failed on startup.
Dorien in Belgium still has issues with his 1969 Corvette and Comp Cams Hydraulic Roller . I know he is still pissed.
Followed his thread and Headaches.
I couldn't advise then of course.
Knew right then Junk China CC Parts.
He knows now !
Hydraulic rollers have been done in Pontiac V8, 100% failure rates.
Some have been using LS Hydraulic lifters get a set of 16 on Ebay for $99.00.
They failed too because made in China.
Its Solid Roller Cam Pontiac V8, most are radical Drag Race Oriented.
Not ideal for a cruiser driver any without lots of upgrades made everywhere in the engine and rest of drivetrain.
Ends up costing well over $10,000.
Budget Fun Reliable 100% Flat Tappet Hydraulic has to be 100% USA True all.
Some GM Cams were not heat treated right Grapevine Gossip.
Iskenderien works What I bought entire install kit it was $950.