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Johan Van Wyk

(9 posts)

03/06/2009 06:17AM

Main British Car:

Hydraulic Cam Followers
Posted by: Johan3500
Date: November 27, 2017 03:57AM

Are Rover V8 and Chevy 350 cam followers interchangeable?
Any ideas why 3 of the 4 exhaust valve followers on the Left-hand bank of my 3500 are totally destroyed? No abnormal wear on any of the other 13 followers! Those 3 are hollow by about 1/8". The corners have started to chip off! They run on a Crane 218 cam and there is a high volume oil pump in the engine.
Thank yo.u

Jim Nichols
(1928 posts)

02/29/2008 08:29PM

Main British Car:
1973 MGB roadster 260 Ford V8

Re: Hydraulic Cam Followers
Posted by: mgb260
Date: November 27, 2017 05:59AM

Johan, The Chevy lifters are close but the oil hole is a little higher and can be exposed with a high lift cam. Buick 350 lifters are perfect. I'd look at changing your cam also.

Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
(2964 posts)

04/24/2009 11:02AM

Main British Car:
74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Hydraulic Cam Followers
Posted by: roverman
Date: November 30, 2017 10:52AM

Adequate clearance from coil-bind on these problem exhaust ? I suspect if hydraulic lifter excess bleed-off, would have clatter from day one ? Dual springs ? Break in cam with singles ? More work, but you might enjoy a hyd. roller ? Good Luck, art.

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