'35 Aussie Racer

ESSX28-1ESSX28-1 Posts: 1,389Senior Contributor
Interesting Australian hot rod/racer article
Dave Y New Zealand


  • 29sptphaeton29sptphaeton Posts: 396Member
    Looks like the way to go for headers for an 8 cyl.
  • bent metalbent metal Posts: 1,698Senior Contributor
    WOW!!!  That is cool.  Thanks for posting! :)
  • HansHans Posts: 215Senior Contributor
    Specs say "roller lifters", not used in '35. 
     If used Essex or Hudson rollers they were 1" inch dia.  that would reduce effective cam contact quite a bit.
    Stock lifter face in '35 was 3" radius, if I recall correctly.
    Loose a lot of power  that way.

    Interesting to find out what was used.
  • GeoffGeoff Posts: 4,424Senior Contributor
    You are right, roller lifters not used from '34 onwards, but the advertising  blurb insisted on naming them as such.  Solid lifters were a step backwards as far as  reliability is concerned, and if oil not up to scratch they wore  grooves in them, and correspondingly damaged the camshaft.  Every time  the valves are taken  out the lifters should be checked and either reground or replaced.  And definitely use a zinc additive oil. 
    If you're stuck in a hole, stop digging.
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