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  1. HyPer

    HyPer Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Ok, there's evidence showing backwards install. Look at the lifter with the bridge still attached, the circular piece that holds the bridge to the lifter is damaged in 2 places on it's edge, that's most likely what hit the block. When installed correctly, the bridge would not have been long enough to hit the block on the other side of the adjoining lifter. It was simply installer error, and that cam lobe being washed only in the center tells you it was caused by a roller lifter's wheel being at an angle to the lobe, versus running inline.
     
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    Anymore news? Curious minds want to know.
     
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    This is what I am thinking as well as possible install error....they look like the OE replacement lifters.



    To the Op, what are the engine specs, cam size etc???? Need to figure this out asap so we can delete this thread thad is SLANDERING HOWARDS!

    Howards is a 100% stand up company and Robert and the boys are the nicest you can come by. They will 100% stand behind there product. For those who are contemplating Howards, dont. Quality is bar none some of the best out when the parts are used in the PROPER APPLICATION. Most of our stuff is Howards product and we have never had a problem. The only reason they are priced cheaper than most, is that they dont advertise like Comp, Lunati, etc....this keeps cost down for the customers, so dont think theat because they are cheaper they must be bad...they just look out for the customers.
     
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    Brandon, you are absolutely correct. The OP should put a end to this if he has figured out he has made a mistake. It's not fair to leave it hanging in the air like this. Any Internet search for Howard's cams will bring up this thread. If op has more info or proof it's not builders fault he should post it. Maybe the OP is the builder?
     
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    Like everyone else has said, they were installed wrong.

    It does seem like they printed the words on the link bar upside down though as no matter where you put it it would still read upside down.
     
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    I'm pretty sure you could just spin both lifters around to correct the problem.
     
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    It's a little late for that now :crazy:

    but yeah, it would have done a world of good if done in time.:cool:
     
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    Flip the right lifter over top of the left one, and they are fine.

    Thats a big oops! I feel for you, but it's pretty clear from the photos that this isn't Howard's problem.
     
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    $12k for an engine built using a stock block and budget lifters,and what look like fairly conventional heads??? This guy should be mad at the builder anyhow.
     
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    Ya'll also missed one other crucial evidence, the wear mark on the bar indicating the bar and lifter was in a bind.

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