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Old 03-11-2021, 11:38 AM
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Hello Guys, new guy here. I'm a bit confused by all the terminology regarding the cams, lifters and rockers on the FE engines. Flat tappet, solid lifter cams , hydraulic lifters, roller rockers, adjustable this, fixed that ,etc. I've been reading a lot, but still not completely understanding. Based on the info below, can you tell me exactly what this is? Would it be a solid lifter cam with solid lifters and adjustable rockers? No rollers or hydraulics.

Block - 427 side-oiler, 4.250 bore
Crankshaft - C4 steel with plugs
Rods - Ford C6 Lemans
Rings - Hastings Molly
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Cam- Elgin solid lifter E962P Pro Stock
Oil Pump - Melling High Volume - ARP Oil Drive
Oil Pan - Canton 8 qt. & pick-up
Heads - Edelbrock aluminum #6008 w/ oversized valves & seats, fully ported & polished
Intake - Blue Thunder 2 4V aluminum intake, port matched to heads
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I know that cam. It's made by Elgin Industries and it's basically a clone of the Ford 427 dual four barrel carb cam (not the single four barrel). It is a solid flat tappet cam and has a lift of .524 with a lash of about .024 gives you a net of .500 -- here's a link to when Amazon had them. https://www.amazon.in/Elgin-Industri.../dp/B012ZYYYWI That cam would have a variety of Ford numbers assigned to it over the years, but that's what that cam is. A lot of people like it.
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Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, all sideoilers have solid lifters with flat tappets.
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Someone please correct me if I'm wrong, all sideoilers have solid lifters with flat tappets.
The only general rule with FEs, including side oilers, is that there is no general rule that is always right. Especially 50+ year old engines that have been worked over a couple or more times.
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68 side oiler blocks were hyd
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At 4.25" bore without sonic cylinder wall test provided by a seller I'm be very Leary about purchasing it. The OEM 427s were notorious for core shifting.
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A sonic test is always prudent, but 4.250" is only .017" over standard bore. I've never seen one have an issue there.
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