- Feb 29, 2016
I bought a lunati voodoo flat tappet with the lifters a while back. It's been sitting around a while and as the weather warms up I'm thinking about getting around to installing it along with the new set of ATK heads on my old 327. I've been looking at the prices of retrofit roller cam kits and reading all this scary information saying that hydraulic cams get wiped out these days. I'm just having a hard time justifying spending 800 or more bucks or so for the roller. I guess I'm old. I've had hydraulic flat tappets my whole life and it's been a while since I have done a cam swap but, maybe the roller is too far above my budget and, I don't know if it really makes sense. Such a mild street performance build. Why would it require a roller cam? I love the idea of rolling valve trains. I have roller rockers on it now. but, the expense to retrofit a roller camshaft is outrageous. Am I not seeing this for what it is or am I just overthinking it and should I just put in the hydraulic flat tappet cam that I already got recommended and bought from lunati or???