I Left Solid lifters for Hydro

james accordino ssgacc at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 27 22:05:28 EST 2002

--- JShadzi at aol.com wrote:
> high rpm use, you can start throwing shims at about
> 8k rpm,

Aaaah!  Not good.

> that's why the
> solid buckets with valve top lash caps are better as
> they resist any high rpm
> maladies.

That's my experience with solids.  A threaded adjuster
(in this case at the valve end of the rocker) with a
mechanical locking nut.

> Plus the shims start adding weight, the
> thicker they are the more
> the weight added, etc.

Again, not good.  At higher rpms, you're doing
everything you can to dump weigh.  Sometimes at the
expense of reliablity.

Jim Accordino

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