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  1. GN7 On the Dyno
    What needs to be done to convert a Gen V bbc, from a flat tappet to a roller tappet cam set up? I know that a thrust button is necessary at the cam shaft. I know that it requires lifters with a link bar. Is there any other lifter syle that will work, besides link bar style? With stock Gen V...
  2. GN7 On the Dyno
    I have read alot of threads on here about roller and flat tappet cams/ i have never had a motor with a roller cam, untill i bought my 2004 silverado, and i bought it used about 3 years ago, it was my first vehicle to have power steering and a.c., just stating that so you guys know how far...
  3. V-Drives
    Running a 468BBC flat tappet cam set up...Looking for the answers on walking..Do flat tappet cams like to walk like rollers...Recently put a magnaflow pump on...Its getting a 1/4" bite on the male key...Do i need to get more of a bite on the male key to stop it from walking at all???
  4. V-Drives
    In an Enduro race, would a Roller camshaft get better mileage than a flat tappet cam? Reason I ask that is, one racer ran a BBC in last year's Parker 300 and said that he used just over a gallon a lap, which I thought was kind of a stretch for a 5 mile lap, but anyway, he ran a small block with...
  5. GN7 On the Dyno
    Hi all, Need some input. Having an engine built and money has become an issue (when is it not, I guess-- Sucks not winning the lotto again this week!). My Engine builder (obnoxious) wants me to pick between roller and Flat Tappet cams. The Flat T cam will save significant coin... No cam...
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