Buyer Beware of Fake Morel Lifters.....
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Buyer Beware of Fake Morel Lifters.....

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    Default Buyer Beware of Fake Morel Lifters.....

    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.

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    Chris Straub
    Straub Technologies

    3HP is an A$$ Whooping!!! JW

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    Good luck filing charges against some copy cat chinks. I've seen damage done by an out of round chink crank, 1st pass buddy lost oil pressure in the lights, filter full of gold particles, new build. I just saw some similar junk on e-bay, a set of shaft rockers for a BBC, for like 300 dollars, hell a good set of stud rockers is over 300.

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    steelcomp was here
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    The lack of a marking on the tie bar is also a dead giveaway. All Morel lifters have some sort of marking on the tie bar, even if it's just an X.

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