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Small roller lifters
« on: April 04, 2011, 10:34:42 AM »
I'm searching for small roller lifters for my Honda GX390! You have any in mind that might work throw it out there!



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Re: Small roller lifters
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2011, 12:01:59 PM »
I think there only as big around as a pencil. Not gonna find anything that small.
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Re: Small roller lifters
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2011, 12:50:39 PM »
I know! But imaging to bore it out to fit a roller lifter! But I cant have a thick roller lifter! I think anywhere under .500 diameter will work I suppose but I'll double check how much room I have for the lifters in the block! Maybe a motorcycle roller lifters will work?


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Re: Small roller lifters
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2011, 05:27:12 PM »
99% of bikes are overhead valve. If you want big hp from a gx390 you can get ahold of Mike Clements. He builds some over the top 390's. He also sells parts. He has told me of 50hp 390's. They are set on kill and dont las long. 35-40hp is a long living engine according to him. As far as the roller lifter. I wouldnt waste my time. There are other areas to look to get hp. Make it breathe and it will make hp.
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Re: Small roller lifters
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2011, 05:43:27 PM »
I think you're going to come to find out that Mike is no longer in  business. I believe he sold out to Carlson racing engines.
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Re: Small roller lifters
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2011, 05:54:35 PM »
Amr5080 is right

http://www.carlsonmotorsports.com/CREUsed.html

Clements inventory is there

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Re: Small roller lifters
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2011, 07:58:55 PM »
How come mikes out of business? I really wanted his long rod and short pistion combo for gx390! :(
BTW The engine is for the pulling tractor!


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Re: Small roller lifters
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2011, 08:09:28 PM »
How come mikes out of business? I really wanted his long rod and short pistion combo for gx390! :(
BTW The engine is for the pulling tractor!

PM me the specs on the rod and piston.
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Re: Small roller lifters
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2011, 08:37:48 PM »
I don't have a clue what the specs are on the  long rod and short pistion combo mike sells! But I could buy arc billet rod STD lenth and forged pistion!

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Re: Small roller lifters
« Reply #9 on: April 05, 2011, 06:14:23 AM »
Last I heard he had moved from NC to Florida. I did not think he was completely out of business. It kind of looks like he liqudated some of his old inventory.

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Re: Small roller lifters
« Reply #10 on: April 05, 2011, 09:59:23 AM »
Really? Any idea where in fla? Cuz I'm in fla for spring break!

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Re: Small roller lifters
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2011, 11:05:20 AM »
An e-mail reply from Mike:

on,
      No, we are not closing shop at all. I have just reached the point to where I would like to slow down a bit from the daily grind of machining engine components and working 12 to 16 hour days. Looks like a good friend of mine for many years is going to purchase my business and I will continue to help it on it's daily operations...... we intend to ramp up the business and come out with some new and better products. It is all going on right now. So, within a few weeks, we should have some good solid news as to the new direction we are taking this business. You can bet though, there will always be room for more and more race parts for many varieties of engines.
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Re: Small roller lifters
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2011, 09:20:49 PM »
Ok I have a idea! What if I just made a lifter that is a ballpoint style? Like a pen! It's small, multi deriectional, light weight, less friction and simple to make!

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Re: Small roller lifters
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2011, 10:33:31 PM »
the lifter needs more contact on the cam to avoid wearing a groove or worse on the cam!
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Re: Small roller lifters
« Reply #14 on: April 06, 2011, 07:47:34 AM »
Yeah that's true! I winder if I get a chevy small block roller lifters and turn it down to a smaller diameter where it's enough that I can bore out the lifter bore.

 

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