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Camshaft lifters

Post by Trike Rider » Wed Jan 14, 2004 8:50 pm

I plan to run a WebCam, their lifters are a bit expensive anyone run any other kind without trouble?
Dennis

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Post by Dave_Darling » Wed Jan 14, 2004 9:37 pm

Well, LN Engineering's ceramic lifters have a very good rep. Much more expensive than the Web ones.

There are several other lifter manufacturers out there. Some people have used all of them and had them work just fine. Others have had the lifters go bad and eat the cam. Ya pays yer money and ya takes yer chances....

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Post by lmcchesney » Fri Jan 16, 2004 6:16 pm

What about Web Cam lifters and then Cryo them?
Any data, because I know there are a lot of opinions? It would be very inexpensive.
L. McChesney

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Post by 73notch » Sun Jan 18, 2004 12:47 am

cb performance lifters, 40 bucks for lightweight lifters, i heard they are the 2 piece design like the webcam lifters, just way cheaper. they also have cams. i havent used them yet though.

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Post by MASSIVE TYPE IV » Sun Jan 18, 2004 10:39 am

The CB lifters are a one piece design and weigh 135 grams!

The Web Cam lifters are nowdays far from my favorite choice.

It got so scary here with the topic that I had to swap to Ceramics 100%

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Post by 73notch » Sun Jan 18, 2004 9:34 pm

i remember dstar said they were a 2 piece design. maybe the "non lightweight" ones are one piece? here is a good post on em. http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic ... highlight=

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Post by Trike Rider » Sun Jan 18, 2004 9:36 pm

Yes I checked out the CB lifters and am going to use them ,good price good quality and have them and the cam Cyro'd i think that is the good path to take
Dennis

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Post by Steve@ottosvenice.com » Mon Jan 19, 2004 12:48 am

I have the NOS lifters made way back in 1985, Steve

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Post by Trike Rider » Mon Jan 19, 2004 10:06 pm

Just found out today CB Performance no longer carries the lightweight lifters. Dennis

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Post by 73notch » Tue Jan 20, 2004 7:33 pm

Why not :shock:

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Post by Trike Rider » Tue Jan 20, 2004 8:53 pm

Theres no more on their shelves.

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Post by lmcchesney » Mon Jan 26, 2004 5:50 pm

I'm being offered a set of Johnson lifters. I have had difficulty finding complete information on the net regarding their use in the 914 engine. Does anyone have good informaiton regarding their use, quality, price and lognivity?
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Post by MASSIVE TYPE IV » Mon Jan 26, 2004 6:48 pm

GET THEM!!!

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Post by 73notch » Tue Jan 27, 2004 4:17 pm

"buy now"

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Post by Piledriver » Sat Jan 31, 2004 3:35 am

"Get Pictures first, post here. Make sure they ARE real Johnsons"
Use search...

Or just get the reground/polished/parkerized ones from Aircooled.net, (these are NOT used, just precision reground to Johns specs)

John stands behind his stuff.
I _Strongly_ suggest getting cam/lifters/oil pump from him, he will replace them all if required _if_ bought from him and the cam dies)

Ceramics are cheap insurance if your time is worth _anything_.
Go that way and get on with life.
I, for one, regularly embrace our new robot overlords, as I am the guy fixing the robots...

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