I had customer send in a set of lifters for engineering review. The lifters failed after 3 passes in a SB Ford solid roller application. The lifters came to me. Customer's customer had bought them at a swap meet where they were sold as Morels. Well they are not Morels. The following pictures will help anyone to identify these imposters. Morel is seeking the source on these and will file charges.
1. The Morel lifter is on the right in each picture. The oil band design on the Morel is a plunge cut around the lifter with a slight radius. The imposter on the left has a huge radius.
2. The rivet on the imposter is very small. Morels rivet is much larger.
3. The axle size on the Morel is much larger than the imposter.
4. This was after 3 passes in the engine. Nothing is left of the new Dart block that the imposters were in. This customers customer is out thousands of dollars.
Please share these pictures with others.