Re: Roller or Flat tappet?
Mike, it took me a while to save for the MJ bullet, and yeah, I paid for and wanted Mark to set up the roller valvetrain.
My 427's solid cam was NEVER an issue. EVEN after I tried to run it in with .100" lash on both #1 valves. ( i kid you not, I have no idea how I screwed up) 30K , TWO break-in procedures as my engine stand rolled one day and all the lifters hit the garage floor ( F-bombed for two days on that one) had Delta regrind the faces, ran her in again and still ticking. No problemo.
So even a hapless idiot like me can run a 7500 rpm solid flat tappet cam successfully. And not a lazy L88 cam either, a really intense modern lobe cam. (same 200" durations as L88 with like 35-40 less seat!) using Isky 8005a springs, and Ti retainers. ( which are not really neccessary)
APPROVAL VOTING is a balloting technique we should use in all our single winner elections. Its really simple, vote for all acceptable choices. The math does a great job of finding a winner, in a large enough sample size.
But most polls, like our antiquated system of real voting, don't allow this.
I vote for BOTH flat tappet and roller.
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