Changing lifters

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I bought a 88 monte carlo ss that has a 1967 327 engine the owner said the lifters are getting noisy how hard are they to change and what would the cost be for new ones and what would be a good kind to install. Thanks

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Thursday, April 13th, 2006 AT 9:53 AM

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DON'T SHOOT THE MESSENGER! I have always been taught that you DO NOT put new lifters with an old cam-new cam with old lifters. If you change out one you need to change them both. They are "wear-mated" to each other and will not last very long if you try to mix them. You can get cam-lifter sets for not much more than a cam runs. I just got a set from Summitt that run me 92.40 with install gasket set and shipping- handling. Took 3 days to get. Go to summittracing. Com and look at cam kits for sb chevy, think you can find something that will work for you. :
Oh yeah, about installing, you have to pull dist. Intake manifold, valve covers, for lifters and the oil pan, timing cover, water pump and stuff for the cam.
You may have to find someone who knows how to set lifters, adjust timing and so forth for this.

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