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birkey
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:16 am    Post subject: lifter bushings Reply with quote

Thinking about having them installed, not a hardcore race motor or anything too serious. The lifter bores have some nice sized burs and havent even tried to hone them out. are these expensive to have put in?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I haven't had any done but I would say yes. It's a good amount of setup to get everything at the correct angles and locations. My guess is unless it's an aftermarket block or a rare factory piece it would be cheaper to get another block to start with. Ask on Speedtalk as that site has a fair amount of machinists on it and they would be able to give you a good estimate. Welcome to Smokemup. Clay
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with Clay. $45 bucks worth of parts but $450 in labor to put them in. Additionally it requires MOPAR fixtures to hold the block in the mill. Most machine shops will have the fixtures for a BBC (as it is a required operation with big heads to run offset larger diameter lifters) and possibly a SBC (to run bigger diameter lifters for roundy round racing), and maybe even a 351W Ford engine all in one shop, but very few will have them for your small block Mopar.

I asked my machinist and there is only one machine shop in the Tampa Bay area that does Mopars and he is in Pinellas Park (98 miles from my front door) and Tampa Bay is a very large metropolitan area (seveth biggest in the country). Even if your machinist had the parts on hand you could still buy a used block for less.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

what Dave said. $500 is real close to what it cost to do my Olds. i had to have them done in Missouri through the guy i bought the block from. there was no one in Texas capable.
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