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Post  phil_tucker 27/03/15, 09:50 pm

Hi,

What is involved in converting to solid lifters?

I want to run the piper bp300 cams but they say I need solid lifters

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Post  Miniswift 27/03/15, 10:08 pm

Hi,

Take out your bits inside and replaced with tool steel of some kind.
Tool steel or similar material is needed as you will need to heat treat it so it won't wear out.
You will need to fit 1 at the time and measure gaps and grind them to suit. So it will take time but should be OK to do with time.

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Post  phil_tucker 27/03/15, 10:21 pm

Cheers,

Does anyone make a conversion kit? Or is it something that needs to be made bespoke?

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Post  Miniswift 27/03/15, 10:31 pm

Very much so.
You will nees to spend few hours/valve so for 16v engine it will be very long time!
I'm not sure what will be the best gap... may be back to good old school and keep it to 12 to 15 Thou.

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Post  phil_tucker 27/03/15, 11:03 pm

This sounds like a lot of time and money for little gain. Can you recommend the best cam that I can use with the hydraulic lifters? Are the cat cams billet cams ok with hydraulics?

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Post  STEVEGTI 30/03/15, 11:33 am

is it a high compression engine ?

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Post  phil_tucker 30/03/15, 12:25 pm

Going to be building a new one so yes it will be

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Post  dominator 02/04/15, 01:31 pm

Cat cams or tighe do some good hyd grinds

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