View Full Version : doug herbert solid roller lifters any good?


jester1
02-24-2007, 06:51:28 PM
I would like to purchase a set within the week for a sbc, has anyone used them before with positive results? Thinking about the horizontal bar with the springs vs the vertical bar.

Darknight
02-24-2007, 07:41:50 PM
dont know about the roller stuff, but hydralic and solids are good stuff.

Mike-78 Z-28
02-24-2007, 08:10:22 PM
I've been running them on the street since 03 with no problem but my cam is a mild Comp NOS street roller with 236-244, 556 lift.

jester1
02-24-2007, 08:31:14 PM
I've been running them on the street since 03 with no problem but my cam is a mild Comp NOS street roller with 236-244, 556 lift.
Which ones are you running the vertical or horizontal bar. The guys at doug herbert told me that their horizontal bar are actual crane bought in bulk.
My cam is a crower street roller, 256 262@ 50 630 lift 112ls.
How does the comp nos cam run? Notice a power difference?
thanks guys

rustbucket79
02-24-2007, 09:21:53 PM
No info here about those lifters, but the Comp rollers are all pressure fed to the axle.

jester1
02-24-2007, 10:42:23 PM
even the 818's

pdq67
02-25-2007, 01:27:52 AM
I think Chet Herbert, Doug's Dad made the first solid roller lifters way back then.

Check me on this!!

pdq67

rustbucket79
02-25-2007, 03:59:00 AM
Yes, the 818's are drilled as well.

BADBLACKZ
02-25-2007, 08:45:48 AM
I dont feel like putting on my flame suit this morning, HOWEVER..............I wouldn't by a book of matches from Doug Herbert. Everthing I have ever seen come from him has been inferior quality. If he truly is bying lifters from Crane in bulk I would make sure he's not buing them out of Cranes dumpster !
2nds, rejects, didn't quite pass QC, what ever you want to call his parts I call them junk..................:rolleyes:

Marv D
02-25-2007, 10:31:23 AM
I dont feel like putting on my flame suit this morning, HOWEVER..............I wouldn't by a book of matches from Doug Herbert. Everthing I have ever seen come from him has been inferior quality. If he truly is bying lifters from Crane in bulk I would make sure he's not buing them out of Cranes dumpster !
2nds, rejects, didn't quite pass QC, what ever you want to call his parts I call them junk..................:rolleyes:

Oh come on Jeff,,, tell us how you really feel about Doug Herbert :eek:

I too have seen some pretty hoaky things come from Doug Herbert. For the most part if your buying a box of brand name stuff, it doesn't matter where your getting it from. The house brand stuff....... could be anything from anywhere! :(

jester1
02-25-2007, 03:02:14 PM
Maybe Ill just buy the comp ones.
any difference between the horizontal bar vs the vertical bar except for cam replacement without lifting the intake?

BADBLACKZ
02-25-2007, 04:08:55 PM
Maybe Ill just buy the comp ones.
any difference between the horizontal bar vs the vertical bar except for cam replacement without lifting the intake?
I have used both in the past, I can say the "feel" when lashing valves is nicer with the sping loaded ones.......For whatever that may be worth. :rolleyes:

pdq67
02-26-2007, 11:11:11 PM
Like I said, stuff from Chet, his Dad!!

Look into Isky Red Zones if they are made for the SB and Crower HIPPo's too otherwise, imho..

pdq67

blown1981z28
02-26-2007, 11:40:38 PM
I am running the isky spring loaded solid rollers. They were priced great and work well. I agree with Z Cooks, the spring loaded ones seem to give you a better feel when adjusting lash.

HULKZ28
03-02-2007, 10:18:59 AM
I ran a solid from DH and it looked better(less flash) out of the box than 2 of CC cams that I had,, Runs excellent with this cam also..
Just my exp. with DH..Id go back.
Hulk

pdq67
03-03-2007, 12:36:04 AM
Isky just came out w/ a flyer pushing their new needle bearing-less bushed solid roller lifters so look into them!!

Here's a FRESH link over to Team Chevelle about them...

http://www.chevelles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=166209

pdq67

andymiller
03-03-2007, 01:00:06 AM
If he truly is bying lifters from Crane in bulk I would make sure he's not buing them out of Cranes dumpster !
2nds, rejects, didn't quite pass QC, what ever you want to call his parts I call them junk..................:rolleyes:
Agreed. I had one cam go flat, 8 springs break, which turned into a big pain in the ass.
Ordered a Comp Cam 274 and one of the journals had a big notch it in. Looked like someone banged it on the counter. Then 12 out of 16 lifters had marks and scratches all over them.
I think if its "crane" lifters, they are for sure 2nds.
I wouldn't sell them with my name attached to them.
I'd rather buy summit house brand for the $$

PhilM
03-04-2007, 11:44:30 AM
Awsome parts. I ran them in my nova on his .630 lift roller. I never had any problems and ran them to 8k+ and lots of street driving.

For a budget motor, go for it.

I ran the vert non spring loaded jobbies.

jester1
03-05-2007, 06:10:35 PM
thanks for the input