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Post  1faststang on September 6th 2012, 6:37 pm

Comp Roller Lifters 836-16 Pro's/Con's Question Question
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Post  maverick on September 6th 2012, 9:42 pm

I have a set withh about 300 passes on 'em. No troubles.
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Post  bbf-falcon on September 6th 2012, 10:36 pm

JMO,but I think a Comp roller lifter is a great lifter when used to its limitation. I had a set that had close to 1000 passes on them. That was with a small 726 roller.I'am now a little skibbish w/using that lifter w/really high spring pressures as w/cams in excess of 800" lift. They have a tendancy to spread at the roller.

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Post  1faststang on September 6th 2012, 10:42 pm

maverick wrote:I have a set withh about 300 passes on 'em. No troubles.

The 836-16's??
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Post  1faststang on September 6th 2012, 10:42 pm

bbf-falcon wrote:JMO,but I think a Comp roller lifter is a great lifter when used to its limitation. I had a set that had close to 1000 passes on them. That was with a small 726 roller.I'am now a little skibbish w/using that lifter w/really high spring pressures as w/cams in excess of 800" lift. They have a tendancy to spread at the roller.

Thanks for the info!
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Post  Dave De on September 10th 2012, 11:50 pm

Just pulled mine after around 80 passes with 1,000 street miles and the exhaust rollers had some spreading where they were difficult to remove but the bearings were all tight. I am going to the John Callies Morels to try to get less oil up top and keep it down at the bottom end. I am having oil pressure problems during shutdown and need the extra edge. You can get the Morels for $200 more.
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Post  dfree383 on September 11th 2012, 12:07 am

I've used them in the past, they worked fine with smaller cams.

Seem to spread and wear out fast with big cams and high spring pressures.

I've switched to the Elite lifters in my big motor
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Post  1faststang on September 11th 2012, 9:42 am

dfree383 wrote:I've used them in the past, they worked fine with smaller cams.

Seem to spread and wear out fast with big cams and high spring pressures.

I've switched to the Elite lifters in my big motor

What do you consider a "Smaller Cam" ??..lol

I'm thinking .700-.750ish??
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Post  dfree383 on September 11th 2012, 9:59 am

Its more about the speed and intensity of the ramps than the lift.


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Post  1faststang on September 11th 2012, 10:19 am

This was my old cam card.. Just wondering if I should go with these lifters again if I were to use the same or bigger cam. Don't want to purchase a set and have lifter failure.

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Post  dfree383 on September 11th 2012, 10:43 am

They will work fine with that cam.

Keep the lash tight, keep an eye on the springs and inspect the lifters from time to time.

Dont expect to get 10k street miles and a 1000 passes out of them
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Post  1faststang on September 11th 2012, 10:50 am

dfree383 wrote:They will work fine with that cam.

Keep the lash tight and keep an eye on the springs.

Dont expect to get 10k street miles and a 1000 passes out of them


Thanks Again for you're info!!.. I think thats the reason one of my lifters failed in my old 501.. Lash was too loose. It is a race motor only.. no worries about driving on the street Very Happy
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Post  dfree383 on September 11th 2012, 10:53 am

Check the lash before every race and keep records, you will typicaly see when somethings going wrong.
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Post  1faststang on September 11th 2012, 10:57 am

dfree383 wrote:Check the lash before every race and keep records, you will typicaly see when somethings going wrong.

Thanks!!.. I'm assuming checking them cold as per the cam card Question

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Post  dfree383 on September 11th 2012, 1:23 pm

Either hot or cold is fine as long as you do it the same each time.

Set them initialy cold per the cam card, the check the hot and see what it is, then record that measurement.
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Post  1faststang on September 11th 2012, 1:58 pm

dfree383 wrote:Either hot or cold is fine as long as you do it the same each time.

Set them initialy cold per the cam card, the check the hot and see what it is, then record that measurement.

Thanks again for the info....Very Helpful!!
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