Post Tagged with: "lifters"


Mailbag: The Difference Between Flat Tappet and Roller Camshafts

Q: What is the difference between a flat tappet and a roller camshaft? … A: Camshafts are classified by the type of lifter they use. The lobes on the cam […]

Videos & Galleries

Video: Installing Roller Lifters, Rockers & Pushrods on a Small Block Chevy

In today’s video, our friend Eric the Car Guy will show you how install roller lifters, roller rockers, and pushrods on a small block Chevy engine. The principals for installing […]

Ford 300 straight six lifter noise
Q&A / Tech

Mailbag: Troubleshooting Unwanted Lifter Noise

Q: Last year, I rebuilt my Ford 300 cubic-inch straight-six engine. The head was shaved .010”, the valve seats were reground, and the crank resized. The block was bored and cleaned […]

Tech / Tech Articles / Videos & Galleries

Lifter Logic: Essential Rules and Guidelines for Installing New Lifters

Small parts have a big impact on engine performance. For example, a good set of lifters will deliver consistent valve timing and maximum power with good oil control. To achieve these […]

How Tos / Tech

How to Check Piston-to-Valve Clearance

Like a chance meeting between a jealous wife and a flirty ex-girlfriend, having your pistons and valves come in contact can be very bad—and possibly destructive. That’s why it’s important to check piston-to-valve clearance, especially […]


Monday Mailbag: Freshening Your Suspension & Setting Valve Lash

Got questions?             We’ve got the answers—Mondays when the Summit Racing tech department tackles your automotive-related conundrums. This week, we offer advice for restoring a worn suspension and setting valve […]