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Lifter refacing video
Posted by: 63turbo ()
Date: December 10, 2017 08:48AM

Just in case you have a favorite set of lifters and cant find a new set exactly
like those... [www.youtube.com]

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Kevin Nash
Friday Harbor Washington
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first test start on EFI here:[www.youtube.com]
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Re: Lifter refacing video
Posted by: Mel ()
Date: December 10, 2017 02:47PM

Coolthumbs up , I'd like one of those grinding machines smiling smiley

Orangeville, Ontario. CANADA

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Re: Lifter refacing video
Posted by: 63spyder ()
Date: December 10, 2017 03:11PM

I couldn't see the machine putting an arc on the face , looked like maby just an angle grind???

Wayne in Glide Oregon
63 spyder conv.(wifes car finished ,owned 17 years)65 monza conv.unfinished 14 years and never driven,yet!!!.61 rampside (new toy and distraction)

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Re: Lifter refacing video
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: December 10, 2017 04:11PM

I was wondering about that, maybe its the way the grinding stone is dressed.

J.O.

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Re: Lifter refacing video
Posted by: Wagon Master ()
Date: December 10, 2017 04:29PM

If it's like the machines I'm familiar with the stone is stationary and the chuck/collet swings in an arc. So yes, angle ground not really radius ground.

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Re: Lifter refacing video
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: December 10, 2017 05:24PM

Thanks for posting. Cool to see. Wish I had one of those machines. Sounds like cutting valves. I have a set on the shelf that Sedman rebuilt/refaced waiting for my next engine build.

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Re: Lifter refacing video
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: December 12, 2017 07:39AM

I have been using rebuilt OEM lifters for many years. They have given me the best performance with street and concourse car engines without the annoying periodic lifter noise that small block lifters always seem to have.

I never found that the OEM lifters were never made available as replacement parts. The visible difference is obvious. For 40 years I have not thrown away OEM lifters that were in good rebuildable condition.

"Keep them OEM lifters"! They are getting harder to find!smileys with beer

Corventure Dave

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Re: Lifter refacing video
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: December 12, 2017 12:38PM

""I never found that the OEM lifters were never made available as replacement parts.""

Can you explain that in more detail.

J.O.

65 Corsa Turbo Vert
79 Honda XL 500S
69 Honda CL 160 D
2010 BMW F 650 GS
2003 Bounder 36D
2013 KIA Optima SX turbo-AKA ZIPPY (wife,s car)
69 Newport Holiday Sailboat
Baja 150 dune buggy cart
Coleman HS 500 UTV
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Re: Lifter refacing video
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: December 12, 2017 04:59PM

Back in the late 1960's and 70's when I went to buy new lifters with the Corvair part number I always received the small block style lifters.

The OEM on the Right and Small Block on the Left.

I have disassembled many lifters over the years and it appears that the true OEM were only installed at the factory. They definitely perform different in my opinion. SO many sometimes unwanted ticks at Concourse operations classification were resolved going back to OEM.

Corventure Dave

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Re: Lifter refacing video
Posted by: rowin4 ()
Date: December 12, 2017 06:05PM

Did anyone watch the other videos on refacing lifters, It seems it is so simple all you have to do is chuck them in a drill and use sand paper LOL

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Re: Lifter refacing video
Posted by: 63turbo ()
Date: December 12, 2017 07:53PM

corventure Dave Wrote:
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> Back in the late 1960's and 70's when I went to
> buy new lifters with the Corvair part number I
> always received the small block style lifters.
>
> The OEM on the Right and Small Block on the Left.
>
> I have disassembled many lifters over the years
> and it appears that the true OEM were only
> installed at the factory. They definitely perform
> different in my opinion. SO many sometimes
> unwanted ticks at Concourse operations
> classification were resolved going back to OEM.
>
> Corventure Dave


Dave- I'm curious... did the SBC lifters they sold you in the 60's
have the part #3799644 ? or was the part # different? the reason is that
I did buy a complete set of NOS GM replacement lifters that did have the
part # 3799644, and they really did look EXACTLY like the stock Corvair
lifter in your picture and had the special inertia valve in the pushrod
seat. My other question, did the SBC lifters have the flat plate under the
pushrod seat, or did they have the inertia valve in a different body?

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Kevin Nash
Friday Harbor Washington
63 Spyder, Daily driver, EFI read about my project here: [corvaircenter.com]
first test start on EFI here:[www.youtube.com]
first official EFI boost test here:[www.youtube.com]
My new fan! [corvaircenter.com]
engine less 62 Spyder
Canadian 64 Monza Parts car



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Re: Lifter refacing video
Posted by: corventure Dave ()
Date: December 12, 2017 11:20PM

Kevin,

The GM lifters I bought were indeed the #3700644. I think the first set I got was in 1969 in California and the second was in 1973 in Rochester N.Y., the year I graduated. All of them I bought each time had a flat plate under the pushrod seat and I believe a square retainer snap ring. I had a friend who worked at the parts department at a local Chevrolet dealer and when I asked him why these looked different, he told me called GM and was told that the replacement lifters were the same as small block Chevrolet. So that's where I got the conclusion. However true that may be!

From there I went through various aftermarket lifters, as many of us did over the years. So my experience was not finding the OEM lifters available from Chevrolet dealers.

Corventure Dave

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