removing a lifter from a 390 ford thunderbird 1963


Asked by neilwillis Jan 29, 2020 at 11:52 AM about the 1963 Ford Thunderbird

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a loud tapping noise from what sounds like a collapsed lifter when I
rev the motor to midrange it stops. I've taken the rocker covers off and
listened with a listening tube but all 116 valves and pushrods seem ok. is it
possible to remove or change a lifter without taking the manifold off, if so can
it be done through the pushrod hole, however, how can I tell if it is actually a
lifter, the only other idea i had was the oil pump since it goes away when i
rev the motor, however, there is only one tapping sound so I'm not sure
about that

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