How did this not wipe the lobe?
Someone clearly wasn't trying very hard when they made this lifter 😅
Also, how is it possible to not notice something like this during install??
This is from my 355. It's marked "cc-812", so I'm guessing it's the Comp 812.. I pulled the lifters because one had gone soft - I started getting a ticking sound, and was able to push one rocker down by hand (with a fairly hard push). That one still looks fairly good externally, aside from a little crusted on crud.
This lifter is from the next cylinder over, where I didn't have any problems. It's badly pitted on the face (you know, the most important part of the whole lifter), clearly from the factory. There's no way this pattern was created by the cam.
My question is, how did this not wipe the lobe? Is it because the cam just floated over the pitted area without grinding?
More importantly, what are the chances that the lobe won't wipe shortly after installing new lifters? I'm really hoping to not have to pull the motor out just yet.
Also - any recommendations on what to replace it with? This motor has a "big" cam, although I still don't know which one. It doesn't rev all that high due to low flowing heads, so maybe the cheap Summit ones would work for now?