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Old 10-25-2014, 10:14 PM   #121
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Default Re: Adjustable or Non Adjustable Lifters ?

I guess I stepped into that. Now that you have those very hard lifters, how much spring pressure are you going to put on them. for an L-100 I use 50 lbs for the street. You can ge this by putting a .o6o" shim under a stock spring.
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Old 10-25-2014, 10:36 PM   #122
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So these NOS lifters that are being sold on Ebay are New Old Stock junk? I thought it seemed too good to be true.
I bought from that guy, after asking pointed questions about whether they were reground or what. He always maintained they were factory fresh, never in an engine. I had to pull mine after about 5,000 miles for other reasons, and none showed unusual wear. I'd be real curious what the game is. I can't believe "rejected Johnsons" were available to anyone at any point, with inadequate hardness.
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Old 10-26-2014, 07:09 AM   #123
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Right now I am building a 8N tractor engine for a collector, they take the same lifter as a flathead, the engine had been rebuilt back in the 50's, it had the original Johnson lifters, it was a pleasure to adjust those lifters, they all had same torque on the screws and I could adjust them with the original Johnson wrenches to hold the lifter. I haven't seen a good set since that place in Aostralier, spelling, stop making them. Walt
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