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Offline Max Headflow

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Lifter thread
« on: Friday, July 06, 2012. 08:06:37 AM. »
So what's the next good cheap lifter to get now that HD Bs are gone?

Comp cams 875?

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Re: Lifter thread
« Reply #1 on: Friday, July 06, 2012. 08:09:53 AM. »
Had good luck with them so far.

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Re: Lifter thread
« Reply #2 on: Friday, July 06, 2012. 08:10:52 AM. »
From the recent chatter on here I thought Gatermans were the new hot ticket. I just installed a NOS set of B's I found on EBay, so I'm set for a while.
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Re: Lifter thread
« Reply #3 on: Friday, July 06, 2012. 08:48:04 AM. »
Cant beat these for the price, Ive had a set in for about 20K and they still work great. 875-1 lifters

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Re: Lifter thread
« Reply #4 on: Friday, July 06, 2012. 09:02:07 AM. »
Max, I have been using 850-1's in the mild builds and 875-1's in the wilder stuff....No problems here.

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« Reply #5 on: Friday, July 06, 2012. 09:08:06 AM. »
I,ve got to say I'm partial to Comp Cams stuff, I used their cams, lifters , springs etc in all my drag cars and never had a failure with their parts.  Cars were running 9's, so no wimpy engines.
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Re: Lifter thread
« Reply #6 on: Friday, July 06, 2012. 09:10:20 AM. »
Thanks,,

FWIW
Here is an old thread on the lifters,,

http://harleytechtalk.org/htt/index.php/topic,42159.0.html

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« Reply #7 on: Friday, July 06, 2012. 09:18:34 AM. »
Got a set of new 875s sitting on the bench. Most likely will remain there forever since I decided to use the Gatermans instead.
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Re: Lifter thread
« Reply #8 on: Friday, July 06, 2012. 10:13:08 AM. »
So what's the next good cheap lifter to get now that HD Bs are gone?

Comp cams 875?

Max

Max, although slim, there are still 'B' lifters to be had. I just bought a second set, NOS, unopened. $60.00 Found them on Craigslist in Davenport Iowa.



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Re: Lifter thread
« Reply #9 on: Friday, July 06, 2012. 10:17:30 AM. »
I had the Comp V Thunder 875's on my doorstep for less than $60. My bike is kinda mild(.541lift)but I run it real hard and they're holding up well.

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Re: Lifter thread
« Reply #10 on: Friday, July 06, 2012. 12:09:45 PM. »
Thanks,,

FWIW
Here is an old thread on the lifters,,

http://harleytechtalk.org/htt/index.php/topic,42159.0.html

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Re: Lifter thread
« Reply #11 on: Friday, July 06, 2012. 12:16:52 PM. »
Thanks,,

FWIW
Here is an old thread on the lifters,,

http://harleytechtalk.org/htt/index.php/topic,42159.0.html

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Re: Lifter thread
« Reply #12 on: Friday, July 06, 2012. 12:26:33 PM. »
Not really. Just wondering if there was any thing else or if anything had changed...

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Re: Lifter thread
« Reply #13 on: Friday, July 06, 2012. 12:42:57 PM. »
  Gaterman claims the GP1021 is the same lifter as Harley B.  Rick

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Re: Lifter thread
« Reply #14 on: Friday, July 06, 2012. 01:08:34 PM. »
Replaced HD C style with S&S TwinCam performance lifters. No more rattle bcs of bleed down, no excessive oil in the rocker boxes, slightly higher oil pressure at hot idle. Sounds like money well spent (cheap)

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Re: Lifter thread
« Reply #15 on: Friday, July 06, 2012. 02:23:15 PM. »
johnson lifters great lifters at a great price they have been in business for years run them in 1000. hp turbo big blocks never had a johnson lifter fail. and i run more  spring pressure in those motors than i need too. but some times my customers find the need to miss gears while under full throttle boost dont need valve springs floating.!

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Re: Lifter thread
« Reply #16 on: Friday, July 06, 2012. 02:38:05 PM. »
Got a set of new 875s sitting on the bench. Most likely will remain there forever since I decided to use the Gatermans instead.
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Re: Lifter thread
« Reply #17 on: Friday, July 06, 2012. 02:57:52 PM. »
I have the 875s on the bench also, just dont have the time to do anything right now. whatever my stock 2010 lifters are with the se 255s and even with adjusting them one turn from the bottom, and 50wt oil it's driving me batshit crazy!!!

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Re: Lifter thread
« Reply #18 on: Thursday, July 12, 2012. 02:59:32 PM. »
Which is which?

B lifter or comp 875?


Look pretty close to me..

Both were the same size and the comp cam lifter was round to 0.005 mm

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Re: Lifter thread
« Reply #19 on: Thursday, July 12, 2012. 03:01:19 PM. »
Top sides.. Difference is obvious..

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Re: Lifter thread
« Reply #20 on: Thursday, July 12, 2012. 03:54:15 PM. »
Summit Racing chevy small block lifters.  Cheapest set they got.  $30 for a set of four.

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Re: Lifter thread
« Reply #21 on: Thursday, July 12, 2012. 04:25:48 PM. »
Are the roller pins staked different or is that the angle of the pic? 

I'm sure they are made at the same place.  My question would be:  What is recipe as for as QA.  Contract can written different.  Some guys want every other check.  Some want every 10.  Then there is tolerance.  I'm sure taking something out the the 5 spot behind the decimal is more money than the 4th.
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Re: Lifter thread
« Reply #22 on: Thursday, July 12, 2012. 04:42:45 PM. »
I noticed the staking.. Also the comp cams are chamfered a little different.. Still the edges on the comp cam felt less sharp to the feel..

You are absolutely correct about how production is done on each.. The problem is which one gets the better QC... The low production run HD lifter or the long production run competition automotive.. The long production run automotive may only get testing on 1 out of every 10.. That may be all that is needed because they could be building 10s of thousands and they have the process down.. As soon as they see an issue it's not longer 10, probably less, maybe even all until the issue issue is identified and corrected. The contract HD lifter may only be a run of 1000.. Machines are just getting warmed up by the time they are done..

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Re: Lifter thread
« Reply #23 on: Thursday, July 12, 2012. 10:46:08 PM. »
A respected mech and friend of mine uses Federal Moguls.  The ones I have heard on my dyno are quiet builds.  Big bore, and cam installs.  Nothing out of the park, but good runners.  Great point on the production runs. 
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Re: Lifter thread
« Reply #24 on: Friday, July 13, 2012. 04:42:39 AM. »
"More like stirring the shit to see if it raised a stink."

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