Push Rod/Lifter Replacement Question
I am in the process of rebuilding an AMC 360 from an 88 Wagoneer, and during disassembly, I found a bent push rod and that lifter was messed up on the same valve.
I'm going to have a local shop do the block and heads, which includes polishing the cam shaft. I seem to recall reading that if you replace the lifters, that you need to replace the cam. And if you replace the cam, you need to replace the lifters. Furthermore, when I disassembled the engine, I kept the rods and lifters in order, so they could be replaced in the same valve.
Can I replace just the one lifter, or do I need to replace all 16? Similarly, can I replace the one push rod, or do I need to replace all 16?
Also, if I can replace just the messed up parts, do I need a new cam shaft?
Thanks - David
1981 Jeep CJ5
Working on a 360 V8, T-176, D300 Swap