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Hello there I have a 2003 soft ail standard I just put a gear drive on it my question is does it make a difference which way the lifter goes there is a hole on the lifter for oil will it make a difference if the oil hole is in board out facing out ward can't make head's or tail's out with the manual thank you dom

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I know on an Evolution engine, it doesn't make any difference. On an old Shovelhead, it does make a difference. The old Shovelhead required that the oil hole be positioned toward the center of the tappet block, one facing inboard and one facing outboard. As a habit, I've always installed Evolution tappets in this manner as well. But, it doesn't make any difference on an Evo and I seriously doubt it will on your Twin Cam.

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