<VV> Lifter question

BEllison@bbafiberweb.com BEllison@bbafiberweb.com
Sun, 29 Aug 2004 23:00:20 -0400

Was running points, but now I have msd 6AL.  Still using points as the


> I have found this to be a symptom of a Pertronix with the 
> pos. wire hooked to the + side of the coil and not getting 
> 12v. Could it be that simple? The lifters are only going to 
> work when fed with oil pressure, then they essentially become 
> solid lifters with an operating range for temperature
> (expansion) compensation, something solid lifters can't do.
> yea, Vairily ... Shaun
> <Smit> 
> > Original symptons...reason for the teardown...pulls strong 
> to 3k, but 
> > no power after, in any gear. passenger side.
> >
> > Who wants to explain how all this works?  You've got a lifter, that 
> > has a spring in it, that as it's pushed by the cam, the spring 
> > compresses,
> pushing
> > oil up thru the push rod, to the rocker.  So, you're not 
> supposed to 
> > get
> as
> > much lift at the rocker as the cam is capable, w/o solid 
> lifters.  But 
> > how much is too much? Thanks,
> >
> > Barry Ellison
> <unSmit>
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