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Technical Adjustable valve lifters

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by kimfmx, Jul 6, 2017.

  1. kimfmx
    Joined: Oct 25, 2015
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    kimfmx

    Anyone who can recommend a supplier of adjustable vakve lifters for the flathead v8. Have heard some going loose while running, which i would like to avoid.

    /kim

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  2. tubman
    Joined: May 16, 2007
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    There is a thread on the "Ford Barn" about this. It seems the the company that made the original "Hylift Johnson's" is still around and producing lifters. There's a guy over there that builds lot of high-end engines (including flatheads), and he uses them by the "tray". If you're a member over there, look around and I'm sure you can find the thread. If not, get back to me here. BTW, these days I think they only make the solid body lifter and not the hollow ones. Unless you are an "all out" racer, that shouldn't be a problem for you.
     
  3. 2935ford
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    Might try H&H flatheads.
    Red's Headers use to supply a good set.
     
  4. kimfmx
    Joined: Oct 25, 2015
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    kimfmx

    Ok. Thanks. Im not a member. And not into performance engines. But there is alot on ebay, but its russian roulette.

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  5. Gary goes by GOSFAST on the Ford Barn. I'm pretty sure that he sells what you are after.
     
  6. kimfmx
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    kimfmx

  7. Reds headers have the good ones. Or buy Johnson's from the same company that's made them from the beginning.
     
  8. fullhouse296
    Joined: Jan 30, 2009
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    from Australia

    Or . . . weld the tops of the lifters with "Stellite" and make a jig up ,to slice a little off at a time .will get you as close as needed ,with the added bonus of no valve bouncing. old skool.
     
  9. tubman
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    "BURN OUT BOB" has the best advice. GOSFAST (who I was referring to in my earlier post) really knows his stuff and has been very helpful to me in the past.
     
  10. kimfmx
    Joined: Oct 25, 2015
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