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About Avgwarhawk

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  1. I just like the pictures...

    I guess some folks have their memories whether in the garage and mechanically sound or rusting away in the yard. Shame for this 54. The body looks very sound.
  2. I just like the pictures...

    Quite a few folks upset on FB with this Buick and the current resting place. Owner not selling.
  3. What oil for lifter break-in?

    Wonderful! Glad it has worked out!
  4. What oil for lifter break-in?

    Steve, Any news with your lifter replacement?
  5. my 54' super

    Purple passion.
  6. I just like the pictures...

    I'm not one for hot rodding and modifying the body but the bumper and grill on this 54 is a piece of work. Coolest I have seen on any custom.
  7. What oil for lifter break-in?

    Even though I pulled the pistons and replaced the rings as well as the heads I did not need to prime. I guess the prime in the pump was still there. I never dropped the screen or pulled the distributor. Of course there as some cranking to get fuel up and I suspect some oil pressure built up. Oil pressure kicked right up after she fired. She rattled and got quiet fairly quickly I could hear the lifters pick up one by one. Call me crazy.
  8. Schneider cams / EngineTech lifters?

    I purchased 56 lifters from Rockauto and CARS. Both appear to be from the same manufacturer. They all work just fine in my 54 264 application.
  9. What oil for lifter break-in?

  10. What oil for lifter break-in?

    In my situation, I threw caution to the wind. I went for it and let the cards fall as they may.
  11. What oil for lifter break-in?

    Concur. My replacement lifters could be made of who knows what. The cam could be made from who knows what. Mine runs just great after replacing the lifters and heads. As Willie said, lifter and push rod overall length must be correct.
  12. What oil for lifter break-in?

    Willie...a plethora of the most useful information concerning Buicks you will find.
  13. What oil for lifter break-in?

    Maybe sell to Steve! I think he could muster up one older lifter to rebuild.
  14. What oil for lifter break-in?

    I do have a receiptshowing lifters, rods and new cam(purchased from CARS 2006). Determined my lifters are 56 after the broken head issue. It does not mean the cam is 56 and made of a different material. Then again it could be a 56 cast iron alloy. It is a guessing game. I order lifters in 2016 for a 54 and sent 56 which by the grace of God was correct. I order 2 push rods for a 54 and get exactly that. When I pull top apart to replace lifters I find the shorter rods are 56. Again, WTH? So, I'm assuming your cam is the original. If so, then I would have to agree they can not mix and match per the experience of Willie's hole found in a lifter after 20k miles. But, I'm a person who would believe all the lifters in Willies application would have shown some significant wear. Let's have Willie chime in on what all the lifters lookedlike.
  15. What oil for lifter break-in?

    Steve, Sorry, I screwed that up. I'm running 56 lifters(shallow pocket) and rods(shorter rods. 8.25). Your choice using the longer rods when your heads were done was the correct choice for the deeper pocket lifters for 53-54-55. Yes, the shorter rod in my picture is about 8.25 and what I pulled from the rebuilt 264. It was obvious after investigating and talking with Willie my rebuild was done with 56 components. I corrected my posts above to shows 56 rods and lifters are shallow and shorter.