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Old 10-02-2000, 12:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there a Buick v6 solid roller lifter available that drops into a production style
block with no machine work required or oiling system worries? I think the brand x lifters cause the oil gallery to become "uncovered" briefly because they don't have all the required dimensions for the Buick v6.

Alternatively, anyone tried the converted hyd roller lifters? And who does the conversion again? TIA

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Old 10-02-2000, 12:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I tried solid lifters on my Pontiac & the knock sensor retarded timing so bad it wouldn't even run. I haven't tried solids in my TR, however I believe the same problem would appear. There are many hydraulic roller cams available for the TR. I plan on going with one of the hydraulic rollers later.
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Old 10-02-2000, 02:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Todd, the hydraulic roller from Comp Cams are a drop-in for the stock V-6 Buick. The part no. is 853-12.

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Old 10-02-2000, 03:22 PM   #4 (permalink)
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...thanks for the info but I'm looking for solid rollers. Are there any available, other than brand x? TIA

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Old 10-02-2000, 07:40 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The Power Source book mentions this, and says you need "shielded foot" lifters, "available from a variety of aftermarket sources". Now who those sources are, I dunno. Comp Cams lists a variety of (Chebby) solid rollers in their catalog, including some with an "oil band" for small base circle cams; maybe if you call their tech line they could tell you what'd work?

BTW, I checked some production GM hydraulic rollers in my 4.1 block; the oil hole on the lifter came out of the lifter bore at full lift. Not good...the 853-12 Comp hydraulics feature an oil bleed further down on the lifter body which fixes this.

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Old 10-02-2000, 10:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I responded to this on the "other board"
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Old 10-05-2000, 08:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Been running a soild roller in my car now for over 3 years with no problems... Driven daily on the street to this last year.. Just had no time to drive it... Also Harry at PTE makes a nice roller cam that just drops in with no mods and the price is alot cheaper than other roller cams out there..
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