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Offline 54 caddy larry

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1954 lifter tick
« on: November 10, 2015, 10:24:14 PM »
Bought the rebuild set from falcon global. One of the lifters is starting to tick fairly loud and I want to upgrade to a better set but what to use and where to find them.
Thanks
Larry
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Offline 55 CDV Fan 82

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Re: 1954 lifter tick
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2015, 10:59:44 PM »

Does it quiet down after the oil pressure builds up? 
Tim

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Offline 54 caddy larry

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Re: 1954 lifter tick
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2015, 11:06:02 PM »
Yes it does quiet down after warm up. Every once in awhile it will come back for a short time then go away again. I don't think its a oil pressure problem, its only the one lifter.
Thanks
Larry
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Offline 55 CDV Fan 82

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Re: 1954 lifter tick
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2015, 11:07:13 PM »

Yeah oil pressure...pull the pan if you can and see if you have anything clogging the pump intake.  I've heard a lifter noise once or twice in my 57 but it goes away after a minute of the engine running when cold.  Nothing serious to worry about unless the noise persists
Tim

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1937 LaSalle Opera Coupe "Adeline"
1940 Chevrolet Coupe "Scarlett"
1941 Ford 11Y truck
1954 Buick Special 48D
1955 Packard Clipper Super Panama
1957 Cadillac Series 62 Coupe
1962 VW Bug
1962 Dodge 880
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Offline 54 caddy larry

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Re: 1954 lifter tick
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2015, 11:18:12 PM »
My engine machinist thinks its just a bad lifter, cheap off shore product. Just Trying to find a source for something better.
Thanks
Larry
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Offline 55 CDV Fan 82

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Re: 1954 lifter tick
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2015, 11:38:38 PM »

Yeah could be.  I wish I could help you more my friend...good luck!
Tim

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Offline Roger Zimmermann

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Re: 1954 lifter tick
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2015, 03:41:40 AM »
Larry, ask Terrill Machine from were his lifters are coming from. I never had a problem with the parts Terrill is selling.
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Offline 54 caddy larry

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Re: 1954 lifter tick
« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2015, 08:09:58 AM »
That's who I was going to try, thanks Roger.
Larry
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Offline Jon S

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Re: 1954 lifter tick
« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2015, 10:10:09 AM »
I assume you have ZDDP added to your oil?  If not add some and see if it quiets down.
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Offline Coupe Deville

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Re: 1954 lifter tick
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2015, 12:01:21 PM »
X2 on the ZDDP additive.
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Offline 54 caddy larry

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Re: 1954 lifter tick
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2015, 02:03:34 PM »
ZDDP is added every oil change, even tried some Marvel Mystery Oil.
Thanks
Larry
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Offline Tito Sobrinho

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Re: 1954 lifter tick
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2015, 07:51:06 PM »
I had the same problem with my 331, but the tick was from the fuel pump rod. Changed the rod and the tick went away. In another occasion, I had a tick noise from the fuel pump reconditioned by my mechanic. Sent the fuel pump to Arthur Gould in N.Y and came back in perfect condition without any clicks or ticks.
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Offline 54 caddy larry

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Re: 1954 lifter tick
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2015, 07:59:41 PM »
Thanks Tito
I was thinking the fuel pump rod myself but the noise goes away fairly soon after the engine starts to warm up.
This keeps leading me back to the lifter.
I will put a stethoscope on the pump and housing in the morning just to bu sure.
Thanks for the help.
Larry
Larry M

1954 series 62 coupe
1974 Harley Davidson FLH

My caddy is my never ending work in progress.

Offline Tito Sobrinho

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Re: 1954 lifter tick
« Reply #13 on: November 12, 2015, 08:25:51 AM »
Larry:

Just curious...what kind of motor oil are you using?
Tito S.

1949 CCP 6267X  (First Series)

Thanks to Frank Hershey for its design and thanks to Harry Barr, Ed Cole, John Gordon and Byron Ellis for its engine.

Offline 54 caddy larry

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Re: 1954 lifter tick
« Reply #14 on: November 12, 2015, 01:59:34 PM »
Pennzoil 10-30, Before that when it was warmer I used Rotella 15-40, both with ZDDP additive put in.
Same tick both oils.
Thanks
Larry
Larry M

1954 series 62 coupe
1974 Harley Davidson FLH

My caddy is my never ending work in progress.

 

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