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SOURCE: how hard is it to install lifters in a 1982 FXB??

It's not difficult at all to install lifters in a Shovelhead. Just take the pushrods out, lift the hydraulic units out, and take the tappet blocks up. Sometimes, if the valve seats and valves are badly worn, the pushrods can be tough to get out as they won't adjust short enough. You'll have to pry them out with a small screwdriver. You'll have to readjust the pushrods once you get the new tappets installed. The question is, why are you installing new tappets? If you have a bad tappet, it's probably ruined the cam as well. If a roller locks up it will gall the cam lobe that it runs on which means the cam will have to be replaced as well.

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