<VV> Re: lifters... How does one remove them?

Gary Swiatowy mopar at jbcs2.net
Sun Oct 30 07:07:15 EST 2005

Never had trouble with removing Corvair lifters..........Yet!
But have had plenty of trouble removing small block chevy lifters over the 
years. Sometimes these lifters are slightly "peaned" over. I actually have a 
tool (from Snap-on) which will grip the rim inside the lifter and use to 
work the lifter out. In extreme situations have had to remove the guts of 
the lifter to get a more solid grip.

Many years ago the cams wore poorly on the SBC and the lifters were junk 

Gary Swiatowy

> From: Cash Case <cash.case at sbcglobal.net>
> Subject: <VV> lifters... How does one remove them?
> Now that both heads are off. I might as well replace the old steel
> head gaskets with the spiffy copper ones and replace the lifters. The
> only problem is that I can't get the old lifters out. They come right
> to the edge and then hang up. I've tried magnets and tried hooking
> the edge of a small flat blade screwdriver but no luck.
> Is there a trick to removing these?
> -Cash

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