I Left Solid lifters for Hydro

Stpndsmnn at aol.com Stpndsmnn at aol.com
Wed Dec 25 23:06:10 EST 2002

Just wanted to throw in my experience with solid lifters...

My '83 CGT started life with a WE 2.1 and a solid lifter head.  It was fine
while they were in proper adjustment but I drove my GT hard and it didn't
take long for the lifters to wear and they would just get louder and Louder
etc.. Adjustment is kind of a pain plus I couldn't install a Turbo cam If I
wante done it would have to be special Grind..

Finally at about 180K I turbo'd the stock motor and ran like that for about
45K and the adjustments became more frequent, power was great and it would
sing to 7K but one lifter would start to get a little off and the harmony was

Now I am running a KH/NF hybrid with solid lifters and an NF cam and there
wasn't any tedious adjustment to do there is never a tick, and the harmony
stays perfect to 7000RPM.  If I ever build a 5 banger that sings to 8 or 9K
then I'll go back to solid lifters but barring that never...

Just my .12
Matt Kramer
'83 CGTt

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