SBC Hydraulic Retrofit Roller lifter

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SBC Hydraulic Retrofit Roller lifter

Post by Prostreetbike » Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:30 pm

Does anyone besides Morel make a .750 wheel hydraulic retrofit style roller lifter for a SBC ? When I am looking up roller lifters most of the descriptions do not tell you what size wheel they have so I assume they are .700. I know the Morels are good, but man they are pricey..

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Post by mark_follweiler » Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:25 pm

just go solid and be done with it.

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Re: SBC Hydraulic Retrofit Roller lifter

Post by ProPower engines » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:13 am

Have you looked at Howard's?
I have used some of there lifters and had no issues. It also depends on what type of lifter you want as well.
Do you want a std hyd lifter with a 1/2 to 3/4 turn preload or do you want a short travel lifter.
Johnson has some nice lifters in the short travel type as well. But any of the real race type lifters are going to be costly. Thats cause you get what you pay for :D in a quality lifter.
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Re: SBC Hydraulic Retrofit Roller lifter

Post by cstraub » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:56 am

Prostreetbike wrote:
Tue Oct 03, 2017 1:30 pm
Does anyone besides Morel make a .750 wheel hydraulic retrofit style roller lifter for a SBC ? When I am looking up roller lifters most of the descriptions do not tell you what size wheel they have so I assume they are .700. I know the Morels are good, but man they are pricey..
The extra $$ for the lifter are much cheaper than fixing or replacing a block and other parts after a lifter has failed. 4602 have a tool steel body, tool steel axle and wheel. The needle bearings are exclusive to Morel also based on what they have learned in making lifters for engine programs in NASCAR.
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Re: SBC Hydraulic Retrofit Roller lifter

Post by Prostreetbike » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:19 am

I understand quality cost, and the 4602's would be no problem if I had a NASCAR sized budget...LOL
I purchased my first set of Morel 4602 lifters for 500.00 and I thought that was hard to justify but man these days they are so high that to be truthful it would not take much more and they would cost more than my block... LOL
Please take no offense, I do believe that Morel's are probably the best, I just don't think this engine is worth the investment.
Does the Comps new short travel lifters have the .750 wheel ? I shot them an email but they have not responded yet.

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Re: SBC Hydraulic Retrofit Roller lifter

Post by cstraub » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:48 am

Prostreetbike wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:19 am
I understand quality cost, and the 4602's would be no problem if I had a NASCAR sized budget...LOL
I purchased my first set of Morel 4602 lifters for 500.00 and I thought that was hard to justify but man these days they are so high that to be truthful it would not take much more and they would cost more than my block... LOL
Please take no offense, I do believe that Morel's are probably the best, I just don't think this engine is worth the investment.
Does the Comps new short travel lifters have the .750 wheel ? I shot them an email but they have not responded yet.
I don't sell Comp so I can't comment on the product line sir.
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Re: SBC Hydraulic Retrofit Roller lifter

Post by Keith Morganstein » Thu Oct 05, 2017 6:38 pm

The comp short travel lifters are made by Shaver specialities in the USA. I've used a few sets of the BBC retrofit lifters. They had a .750" roller and so far so good. Randy Malik turned me on to them, he's had good experience with them too.

One note however, Mike Jones, (who I use for many cams), wasn't so enthusiastic about them.

There is also the Gaterman lifter sold by Howard's and others. It's an offshore manufactured lifter. I've never used those, but some builders do and have had good experience.

Also, If the cam isn't too wild, a .700" roller is just fine.

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