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67stang
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posted 11-03-2001 12:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67stang   Click Here to Email 67stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Correct me here if I am wrong, but aren't lifters supposed to a little convex at the bottom? I know the old lifters were damn near flat but I figured they were worn. But the new ones are also flat (damn near anyway).

Help me out here. Stop me from going insane (thats already happening by waiting for parts )

Is that what a flat tappet cam is? If so, I didn't know my truck had a flat tappet cam.

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MLariviere
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posted 11-03-2001 10:55 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MLariviere   Click Here to Email MLariviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't think you have anything to worry about,Keith. They are a little convex on the bottom,but not enough to be overly appearant. Just be sure to put on a good assembly lube,and run the cam in when you first fire it up.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 11-04-2001 08:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere   Click Here to Email SteveLaRiviere     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
They are ground ever-so-slightly convex. Put two of the new lifters together foot to foot and you'll see it better.

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67stang
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posted 11-04-2001 09:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 67stang   Click Here to Email 67stang     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thats one of the reasons I posted, I did put two of them together and then another two and another two again. We're talking very very very slightly convex.

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