<VV> Valve lifter noise

Geoffrey Stozek gjjs at att.net
Mon Jan 28 22:12:17 EST 2019

 I have a 110 fc motor in a 62 Monza Wagon which does the same thing but only sometimes.  I assume it happens when suspect lifter valve is in the open or part open position when the motor is shut off.  The pressure from the valve spring forces the oil out of the lifter when it sits over night and does not pump up immediately when next started.    I haven't tried adjusting the valves but I think I should try that before replacing the noisy lifter..  

    On Monday, January 28, 2019, 6:26:00 PM CST, Hugo Miller via VirtualVairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org> wrote:  
 That's what I thought it would do - and it did. But the next day the 
noise was back again, after standing for 24 hours only. Early days yet - 
I've only been running it for a couple of days after a long period in 

On 2019-01-28 18:06, Bryan Blackwell wrote:
> Hugo,
> Lifter noise after sitting a while is quite common.  Drive it for a
> half hour so it gets fully up to temp before doing anything else, 
> that
> generally does the trick.
> --Bryan
>> On Jan 28, 2019, at 3:44 PM, Hugo Miller via VirtualVairs 
>> <virtualvairs at corvair.org> wrote:
>> I just dragged one of my Corvairs out of hibernation, & there was a 
>> loud clatter from one of the valve lifters on starting, which 
>> persisted for several minutes before gradually fading away. I assumed 
>> it was just that the oil had drained out of one of the lifters due to 
>> standing for a long time. But the next day the noise was back. Again 
>> it faded after a while. I've only been running it for about three days 
>> now, but if this is going to happen every day I shall need to do 
>> something about it. Has anybody else experienced this phenomenon?

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