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I'm pulling my heads next week and it occurred to me that i could replace the pushrods and maybe the lifters. Would it be worth it? Do i need specialty tools to pull the lifters? and would i use hydraulic or mechanical(lifters) for a stock 351w with stock heads?
 

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YEs replace pushrods rockers and lifters as required. Lifters often pull up out of bores but some need lube. Rockers and push rods are worm when the rods look like a Turkish temple top where meets rocker. If shiny part of rocker is ccccovering the oiling hole its a discard. Lifters are gone when bottom is concave and not convex.
 

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not really needed unless you have lifter tick, or the pushrods are bent. You dont need a special tool to pull the lifters out, needle nose pliers work :D IF you pull the lifters, remember to use moly lube on the lifter bottoms, and do a proper break in (dont let it idle for 20 min. or so), or you'll kill your cam quick. So, not really worth it if theres something wrong.

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What's a proper break in?
 

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I use a strong magnet to pull lifters. I got it out of a huge woofer.
 

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I took out the camshaft, pistons and crackshaft, inverted the engine and tapped them out using a wooden stick (probably the wrong way to do it, but there was a load of slug (or whatever the term is for the blackish-brownish stuff found in engines) on the lifters and they wouldn't come out any other way.

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lifter sifter

If you have a stock windsor, then you more than likely have a hydraulic lifter setup. So, replace as needed with the right thing.
If your engine is all gooey, you might have a couple of gooey lifters too. So, replacement might not be a bad idea.
And if they are gooey or crusty and you decide to pull them out, they might be a bit difficult to yank. Either needlenose pliers (as mentioned previously) or the old trick of rotating the engine until the lifter pokes up a bit and slapping a hose clamp on it to use as a handle of sorts. This can score the lifter, so if you do it, be sure that they are going straight to a recycling yard.
Recycle!:alien:
 

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350 BUCKS!!!

350 for a new set of stock rocker arms, anyone know of a better deal?

That's flat out ridiculous
 

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Re: 350 BUCKS!!!

Ian69cat said:
350 for a new set of stock rocker arms, anyone know of a better deal?

That's flat out ridiculous
Try these out:

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