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Author Topic: Access to "Genuine" N/A made Topline Johnson Lifters  (Read 22693 times)
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« on: October 03, 2012, 01:01:57 PM »

Please post & sticky if possible....

Sick & tired of that Tic...Tic...Tic.... after throttling your Engine...or those upper rpm power drop-offs that can't be tuned out ?
I WAS !
Especially since I am in the Business, and I have to DYNO test every Engine I do in the presence of the Customer to their satisfaction !
I've spent COUNTLESS hours and TIME, tackling the same Valvetrain problems....over & over again.... inherent in alot of todays re-boxed offshore cheap junk Lifters that show up no matter if it says Lunati, CompCams, or whoevers packaging !
Inferior internal Valving...palin & simple !

So I decided to do something about it !
OK so....
after considerable effort and research...here finally is a contact for accessing GENUNE North American made QUALITY Hylift JohnsonLifters for your Mopar. hydraulics, Solids or Hydraulic Rollers(real ones).
Topline Johnson Hylift Lifters, Call "Paul" direct at 1-800-441-1400 and enter extension #609 when prompted.

Sales of 16 only Lifters are obviously a P.I.T.A. for these guys.....but for those of you experiencing these same Valvetrain problems I have...and CURED on the Dyno by switching to the Johnson Lifter,....at least it's a start to get you accessing the cure, and KUDO's to Topline Johnson Hylift for agreeing to help out the little guys being you & me, in accessing the REAL parts !

Try THAT..... with any of these other "too big to fail" don't give a crap manufacturers !

Bob out.
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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2012, 01:31:52 PM »

A-men to that, had that very problem with comp hydraulic flats on my 440 rebuild, even pulled the heads sent them out to be checked for a tight guide when I was sure I had measured the clearance properly. Last resort swapped in some Johnson Hylift lifters - no more problems.
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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2012, 04:09:52 PM »

It's no secret you can order directly from Topline. Cheaper too.
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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2012, 06:23:35 PM »

Stickied....thanks for doing the footwork on this one Bob  2thumbs


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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2012, 09:59:29 AM »

Thanks for the info!!  When I did my top end rebuild a few years back, I used the Comp Magnum hydraulics.  They were a problem from the start.  When one of them went into permanent bleed down mode I switched them to Lunatis.  They are better, but still noisy at times.  I can live with what I've got for now, but the next time I'm in the engine for something I'll definitly go with the Johnsons.
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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2013, 10:12:35 AM »

Just spoke to Paul at Topline got a set of Made in USA HT-2011 High Performance for $105 with shipping.

He thought i wanted the Hemi lifters which they did not have in stock. I said I wish i was calling you for them  Wink

I would of never known about this company if it was not for dodgecharger.com !

Thanks for the heads up

Bill
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« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2013, 03:43:56 PM »

hadn't heard about them since that fraud deal back in 08-10, sometime around there, manager stole the pension or something, i forget
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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2013, 09:20:28 PM »

Thanks for the tip, I just fired my 451 for the first time and have readjusted the rockers 3 times now with no luck, tick tick tick. I'm running all Comp Cam valve train parts and was very disappointed to they're reply when I asked where they're lifters were made "we outsource some stuff" code word for made in China. I will give these guys a try, Thanks
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« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2013, 06:55:46 PM »

Just got my Johnson lifters delivered to me in Canada......customs docs state Country of Origin Taiwan..NOT USA....
very disappointed about that....their website states MADE IN USA
hopefully they work out
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« Reply #9 on: August 01, 2013, 07:32:33 PM »

Just got my Johnson lifters delivered to me in Canada......customs docs state Country of Origin Taiwan..NOT USA....
very disappointed about that....their website states MADE IN USA
hopefully they work out
steve

Nope, there are made in U.S.A., phone Dave Popp at the Muskegon Plant, he makes them, dunno why the paperwork says that, I asked him the same thing he said he knows squat about shipping papers...he just makes them ?
All I know....
is I can call Dave anytime...he makes me up any Lifter Body goofball sizings I need anytime I need it(saves bushing Lifter Bores on worn blocks), and they're at my door a coupla days later....
no dork in Taiwan could DO THAT.

Maybe the raw castings are Taiwanese ?? Hard to compete with 100 casting for 1 bowl of rice ??
I dunno here ??.. all I do know.....is Dave Machines them to whatever I need...and he is BANG ON every time, and they work PUSS !
 
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« Reply #10 on: January 27, 2014, 04:19:35 PM »

Thanks Guys! Just ordered my HT 2011 set from Paul. 75.00 shipped to my door!  2thumbs (I mentioned the forum.)
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« Reply #11 on: June 10, 2014, 01:19:00 PM »

Thanks again, I called Paul and was able to purchase the HT 2011's and picked them up in Los Angeles. Cool deal as I payed no ship and no tax. Also they are made in the USA.
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« Reply #12 on: July 08, 2014, 11:22:49 PM »

I am curious if they sell solids with the EDM hole in them. I like the idea of having direct oiling to the lobes.
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« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2015, 02:41:12 AM »

Anyone have an email address for the sales team? The contact form on their website is broke, and calling from New Zealand isn't ideal
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« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2015, 09:12:50 PM »

Anyone have an email address for the sales team? The contact form on their website is broke, and calling from New Zealand isn't ideal

Made contact, Dave is very helpful. Put me onto the New Zealand supplier.
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« Reply #15 on: August 26, 2016, 09:31:24 PM »

Just got my Johnson lifters delivered to me in Canada......customs docs state Country of Origin Taiwan..NOT USA....
very disappointed about that....their website states MADE IN USA
hopefully they work out
steve

You ordered yours from Johnson Lifters here http://johnsonlifters.com/ - different company.

Hylift Johnson is the one Bob is recommending in this thread http://www.hylift-johnson.com/
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« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2016, 12:32:57 PM »

Just thought i'd give an update to this post. All the contact info is still valid  2thumbs 2thumbs
I had experienced what sounded like a lifter clatter that was intermittant in my 440.  After pulling my old lifters out, i noticed that one of them had a weak plunger as compared to the rest.  I spoke with Paul today 12/30/16 and ordered a set of 0812 lifters (almost identical to 976's - different width oil band he said) for my 1967 440.  It was $175 with s/h to virginia  he says it'll be 3 days.  thanks to all who posted on this topic - it was a great education on a topic i knew little about a couple months back.       
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« Reply #17 on: July 14, 2018, 08:10:25 AM »

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« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2018, 07:32:08 PM »

Thanks for posting the updated info.  2thumbs
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« Reply #20 on: August 16, 2018, 10:18:02 AM »

I just ordered a set lifters HFT (A 0976) from Paul for my 440 for $112.00.  Nice guy.
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« Reply #21 on: September 21, 2020, 12:08:12 AM »

Has anyone bought any of these lifters recently?
I am going with a Comp Hydraulic cam and while their lifters may be fine, I am interested in trying something else.
In 2006, I wiped 2 Comp Cams in my red car, back to back. This was before I knew about Zinc and Phosphorus levels.
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« Reply #22 on: May 11, 2021, 08:32:09 AM »

Direct from Top Line Auto Engineering, MI ph. 800-441-1400 ask for Dave ext. 611

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« Reply #23 on: May 11, 2021, 11:17:03 AM »

Mine are #B-2011 (Waiting for a new cam.)  2thumbs
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