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Old 09-26-2012, 09:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Got a valve clatter that just developed. Gonna take the heads off this winter to do a stage 3 on my 01 UC, TC88 so it is a good time to address the clatter. Plan is to replace the cam chain with a gear drive and put in new lifters. Currently stock hydraulic lifters, should I go back w/stock or is there a better option for me? Hydraulic or solid? One better brand over another?


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Got a valve clatter that just developed. Gonna take the heads off this winter to do a stage 3 on my 01 UC, TC88 so it is a good time to address the clatter. Plan is to replace the cam chain with a gear drive and put in new lifters. Currently stock hydraulic lifters, should I go back w/stock or is there a better option for me? Hydraulic or solid? One better brand over another?


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stock lasts as well as any of them..25,000 miles or so
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Got a valve clatter that just developed. Gonna take the heads off this winter to do a stage 3 on my 01 UC, TC88 so it is a good time to address the clatter. Plan is to replace the cam chain with a gear drive and put in new lifters. Currently stock hydraulic lifters, should I go back w/stock or is there a better option for me? Hydraulic or solid? One better brand over another?


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Stock or S&S. You'll be using hydraulic. This isn't a SB Chevy. HD uses hydraulic because the cylinder grows with heat. Aluminum cylinders expand more than the cast iron shovelhead jugs did.
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Old 09-27-2012, 10:46 AM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks guys, good to know. The guy that will be doing the heads is an S&S dealer, too I feel a little better then about going aftermarket if Dave recommends them (I was thinking S&S, but didn't want to bias any opinions by naming a brand).

It did roll over 100K recently and the major work was done around 80K, so I am not too surprised about the lifters, since 20K has passed already.


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Old 09-28-2012, 12:52 PM   #5 (permalink)
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We use S&S here, in our day in/day out engine building.
Trusted, reliable, quality.
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S&S or Jims.

I'm partial to Big Axle Jims Power-Glides myself.
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Old 10-02-2012, 09:38 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Bob Wood offers his "Directional" Roller Lifter, that have proven to be quite good, and Gaterman does also offer a very good unit as well.
We just seem to have locked onto the S&S units, as we have done business with that company for well over 25 years now.
Not special pricing with them, but rather a great relationship that we have, that allows us to offer those top-quality products to our clients as well.
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HD "B" lifters have a good reputation... the Screamin Eagle lifters don't
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Old 10-02-2012, 08:40 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Yeah, wasn't even thinking about any of the SE upgrade parts. I feel like one can get great performance at a fraction of the cost (and it seems better reliability) of SE by going with S&S. was just looking for others with recent experience.


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