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Tappet oil feed

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Post by Trogg » Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:24 pm

Hi I have a 59flh and have found it is fitted with Jims solid lifters and a J grind Andrews cam. On inspection I have found that the oil feed holes in the tappet blocks have been blocked with a set screw. Is this normal practice with solid lifters? Following on from that does it matter which way the oil hole in the lifter then faces? They were fitted outwards.
I am just returning it to panhead specs and removing the shovel top ends so making sure the oilways are good.
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Paul



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Re: Tappet oil feed

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Post by RUBONE » Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:56 pm

It doesn't affect anything when done that way with solids (except diminish the lube to the tappets!). Keep in mind that Shovel and Pan have different sized ends on the top of the pushrods, so you'll need to change those for a Pan top end.

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Re: Tappet oil feed

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Post by Trogg » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:15 pm

So no harm leaving them plugged? I have some new pushrods on order. Thank you
Paul

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Re: Tappet oil feed

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Post by pan620 » Sun Dec 02, 2018 4:44 pm

Plugged many like that in the 80,s, cause S&S said to...no harm done that i never say.

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