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#2446694 - 02/05/18 12:36 AM mixing different brands of cams/lifters
RapidRobert Offline
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hyd cam/hyd lifters and solid cam/solid lifters. (got both types in progress) but a different brand of lifters on a different brand of cam. problem or no problem? thank you for your time.
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#2446702 - 02/05/18 01:33 AM Re: mixing different brands of cams/lifters [Re: RapidRobert]
calrobb2000 Offline
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hi
never had a prob using 30w amsoil break in oil !

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#2446705 - 02/05/18 01:50 AM Re: mixing different brands of cams/lifters [Re: calrobb2000]
sthemi Offline
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Done it many times with no problem.

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#2446719 - 02/05/18 06:32 AM Re: mixing different brands of cams/lifters [Re: RapidRobert]
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I've put a mixed set of used solid lifters on an also used hydraulic cam. Drove around for some 3 years without wiping anything until to upgrade to a roller cam.

But I've also wiped a lobe once on a setup where everything was done by the book.
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#2446754 - 02/05/18 09:07 AM Re: mixing different brands of cams/lifters [Re: BigBlockMopar]
RapidRobert Offline
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Alright, I will call it good/do all of the caveats/cross my fingers. thanks guys!
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#2446960 - 02/05/18 02:43 PM Re: mixing different brands of cams/lifters [Re: RapidRobert]
dogdays Offline
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Don't be silly. As most lifters come from only a few manufacturers, chances are the main body of Lifter X has the same body as Lifter Y and Lifter Z. Now the internal tolerances may be different, but what meets the camshaft is pretty much uniform from lifter to lifter.
Anyhow it's been done literally a hundred million times or more.

R.

Also, most cam cores come from one of two or so manufacturers.


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#2446981 - 02/05/18 03:20 PM Re: mixing different brands of cams/lifters [Re: dogdays]
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Originally Posted By dogdays
Don't be silly. As most lifters come from only a few manufacturers, chances are the main body of Lifter X has the same body as Lifter Y and Lifter Z. Now the internal tolerances may be different, but what meets the camshaft is pretty much uniform from lifter to lifter.
Anyhow it's been done literally a hundred million times or more.

R.

Also, most cam cores come from one of two or so manufacturers.

iagree Most are just repackaged by whatever cam company you use.
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#2447198 - 02/05/18 09:37 PM Re: mixing different brands of cams/lifters [Re: RapidRobert]
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You can use different brands lifters/cam. Anyone remember Rhodes lifters? They were supposed to "bleed down" at low rpm to mellow out a larger hydraulic cam. I used them on a 292/509 purple shaft cam with not issue at all.
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