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Should I do the Hellcat lifters and cam now?

Discussion in 'Engine & Performance' started by Byron Stallman, Oct 10, 2020.

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  1. Fast69Mopar

    Fast69Mopar Senior Member

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    For me, there is a benefit to doing it. I would rather get the original lifters out of the motor than to take the chance for one to fail, wipe out the cam and send the rest of the short block into oblivion. I would spend the money on the Johnson Lifters and be done with it and get the cam in while I am at it along with some port work on the cylinder heads. Things are different for me though because this is what I have done for a living for 20 years.

    I put a set of the Johnson lifters in mine 2 days ago and its the quietest this motor has ever been. I also did some work on the oil pump since it was off and I was swapping the cam again.
     
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    Quit trying to scare him 69,there's millions of 5.7's on the road that have never had an issue with the cam.If he runs good oil and doesn't let it idle for hours on end,there's a good chance he'll never have an issue.Hell my old original cam is in another truck and is still going strong with close to 80,000 miles on the cam and original lifters now,and that's a cam that started life in one truck,and is in another truck now with no issues
     
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    You can have my stock cam & lifters if you are missing yours.........LoL
     
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    That's okay,besides shipping would kill you to send it to Alberta,lol. If the cam and lifters are in good shape yet,you might be able to sell them to somebody who does need a cam,and doesn't want to spend the money on a new cam and lifters.
     
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    Come on man! I'm not trying to scare him. I'm expressing my reasoning for tearing down a perfectly good running motor. Everyone here in the forum can make their own decisions and I don't expect anyone to take me seriously on the web. The only time I expect anyone to take me seriously bus when my customers come to me and ask a direct question. I will give them my honest opinion.
     
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    Was just messing with ya........I knew you wouldn't want them
     
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    I knew that,but honestly if you're old cam/lifters are still good,you could probably get a few bucks for them.I gave my old cam to a young single mother when her cam went south,and the guy that swapped them for her,cut her a hell'va break on labour to help her out,and between the 2 of us,we got her to switch over to 5W-30 Redline,and talked her into not letting the truck idle as much as she had been letting it idle
     
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