Here's something for those of you who are building (or freshening) B/RBs or 426 Hemis for Sportsman or Pro racing this season: Comp Cams' new Sportsman roller lifters.
Comp Cams' Sportsman Solid Roller Lifters are premium-quality, high-value components designed for sportsman and professional racing, along with high-end street machines. These lifters are now available in both needle bearing and bushing configurations for your B/RB (361/383/400/413/426 Wedge/440) or Gen II 426 Hemi.
New Sportsman Solid Roller Lifters from Comp Cams are designed to be a premium, re-buildable upgrade over Endure-X Lifters and a value alternative to the Elite Race option. They're offered in two configurations: a traditional needle bearing axle/wheel design, or an optional bronze bushing axle/wheel setup.
Each design features two pressurized EDM oil feeds, as well as an edge-orifice feed to the wheel. This delivers a more reliable oil feed than most competing options.
Sportsman Lifters also are designed with a shallower oil band than competitors’ versions, for increased strength and rigidity, while internal machining helps to reduce weight. The body utilizes a skirted wheel that strengthens the lifter ears, and the skirt also provides more contact area with the lifter bore for further lifter stabilization.
In addition, staked axles eliminate clips and provide robust axle retention. This feature increases the stiffness of the lifter ears, and helps prevent the ears from spreading.
Comp Cams' Sportsman Lifters are built from 8620 premium steel for increased strength and wear resistance, and feature a captured, stainless steel link bar design. The lifters also utilize a tapered and slotted link bar tower for reduced weight and improved aesthetics. Overall, they weigh less than the Endure-X option.
Finally, they feature a tall body, to enable use in both standard and .300-inch tall lifter bores—-the result is increased strength and less lifter bore wear.
As mentioned above, Comp Cams Sportsman Solid Roller Lifters are available for B/RB and 426 Hemi applications, with more applications coming soon. They're available in pairs, or in full sets of 16.