Gaterman Products LLC

Gaterman Products LLC High Performance Valve Train Components Founded in 2002, Gaterman Products LLC has over 40 years of experience in the design and manufacturing of high performance hydraulic roller lifters for automotive, marine, and motorcycle applications.

We are dedicated to providing the highest quality lifters at affordable prices.​

Each lifter is engineered to deliver top performance and durability by using state-of- the-art CAD design modeling and CNC manufacturing techniques. All lifters are constructed of premium materials and heat treated for maximum strength and wear resistance. We offer retrofit, roller block, and motorcycle hydraulic ro

We are dedicated to providing the highest quality lifters at affordable prices.​

Each lifter is engineered to deliver top performance and durability by using state-of- the-art CAD design modeling and CNC manufacturing techniques. All lifters are constructed of premium materials and heat treated for maximum strength and wear resistance. We offer retrofit, roller block, and motorcycle hydraulic ro

Operating as usual

If you would like to send a message to Gaterman Products, please use the following link to our website:https://www.gater...
08/29/2021
Contact

If you would like to send a message to Gaterman Products, please use the following link to our website:
https://www.gatermanproducts.com/contact.html
For some reason, the messaging on Facebook doesn't function and they are unable to or unwilling to fix it. Thank you.

114 Meadowbrook Circle Daytona Beach, FL 32114 Phone/Fax - 386-253-1899 Email Gaterman Products Hours: Monday through Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm EST ...

Gaterman Products is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the newly designed GP1009 tie bar hydraulic rolle...
06/25/2021

Gaterman Products is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the newly designed GP1009 tie bar hydraulic roller lifter. It's designed to fit:

1997-Up GM Gen III & IV LS, Gen V LT V8
(Not recommended for pre-LS small block Chevy V8)

For more information, please visit https://www.gatermanproducts.com/gm-lslt-tie-bar.html

We no longer sell our valves on Ebay due to their recent policy changes.  Our valves are available to purchase online di...
12/11/2020

We no longer sell our valves on Ebay due to their recent policy changes. Our valves are available to purchase online direct on our website, https://www.gatermanvalves.com/

Gaterman Products is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the newly designed GP1023 hydraulic roller lifter...
10/23/2020

Gaterman Products is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the newly designed GP1023 hydraulic roller lifter for Harley-Davidson® motocycles, marketed under our new brand name, Gaterman HD Lifters®. It's designed to fit the following:

1999-2017 Twin Cam®
2000-2020 Sportster XL®
2000-2009 Buell®

Check our website for details: https://www.gatermanhdlifters.com/twin-cam-lifters.html

10/22/2020

Due to techincal problems with Facebook, I'm unable to access the inbox and retrieve your messsages. Please emaill any requests for information to [email protected]. Thanks.

05/02/2020

We're open for business. Call us during normal working hours for your valve train needs.

Gaterman Products is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the newly re-designed GP1012 hydraulic roller lif...
01/27/2020

Gaterman Products is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the newly re-designed GP1012 hydraulic roller lifter. It's designed to fit:

1997-Up GM Gen III, LS Series V8

Check our website for details: https://www.gatermanproducts.com/gm-drop-in.html

Gaterman Products is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the newly re-designed GP1014 hydraulic roller lif...
01/11/2020

Gaterman Products is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the newly re-designed GP1014 hydraulic roller lifter. It's designed to fit:

1982-Up Ford 302 and 5.0L. H.O. V8
1994-Up Ford 351W V8

Check our website for details: https://www.gatermanproducts.com/ford-drop-in.html

12/22/2019

We will be closed December 25th and January 1st. Have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Gaterman Products is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the newly re-designed GP1004 hydraulic roller lif...
12/06/2019

Gaterman Products is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the newly re-designed GP1004 hydraulic roller lifter. It's designed to fit:

1963-1976 Ford 352-428 V8
1968-1997 Ford 370-460 V8

Check our website for details: https://www.gatermanproducts.com/ford-retrofit.html

Gaterman Products is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the newly re-designed GP1003 hydraulic roller lif...
12/06/2019

Gaterman Products is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the newly re-designed GP1003 hydraulic roller lifter. It's designed to fit:

1962-1987 Ford 221-302, Boss 302 V8
1970-1982 Ford 351C, 351M-400 V8
1969-Up Ford 351W V8
1982-Up Ford 302, 5.0L. H.O. V8

Check our website for details: https://www.gatermanproducts.com/ford-retrofit.html

Gaterman Products is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the newly re-designed GP1002 hydraulic roller lif...
11/07/2019

Gaterman Products is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the newly re-designed GP1002 hydraulic roller lifter. It's designed to fit:

1965-2000 Chevrolet 396-502 V8 except Gen VII (8.1L)

Check our website for details: https://www.gatermanproducts.com/gm-retrofit.html

Gaterman Products is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the newly re-designed GP1001 hydraulic roller lif...
11/07/2019

Gaterman Products is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the newly re-designed GP1001 hydraulic roller lifter. It's designed to fit:

1957-2003 Chevrolet 262-400 V8 except Gen III (LS)
1958-1965 Chevrolet 348-427 V8

Check our website for details: https://www.gatermanproducts.com/gm-retrofit.html

Gaterman Products is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the newly re-designed GP1006 hydraulic roller lif...
07/14/2019

Gaterman Products is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the newly re-designed GP1006 hydraulic roller lifter. It's designed to fit:

1958-1978 Chrysler B V8
1964-1971 Chrysler Hemi V8
1966-1991 AMC 290-401 V8

Check our website for details: https://www.gatermanproducts.com/chrysler-retrofit-new.html

Gaterman Products is pleased to announce a new engine valve product line sold under the Gaterman Valves brand name.  The...
09/21/2017

Gaterman Products is pleased to announce a new engine valve product line sold under the Gaterman Valves brand name. These are premium quality, stainless steel, performance valves for small block and big block Chevrolet V8 engines. The valves can be purchased factory direct at our new website, www.gatermanvalves.com.

06/25/2017

TECH TIP
Some Chrysler LA and B engines oil through the pushrods while others don't. Will your Chrysler lifters work with both types of oiling?
Yes, they will. Just be sure to use the appropriate type of pushrod for the engine as it came from the factory.

02/12/2017

TECH TIP
Will your Chevrolet retrofit lifters fit late model or aftermarket blocks with tall lifter bores meant for stock hydraulic roller lifters?
Yes, they will. We designed the retrofit lifter bodies to be tall enough for the late model and aftermarket blocks.

10/28/2016
www.gatermanproducts.com

TECH TIP
For my automotive application, what length pushrods do I need and how do I adjust the lifters?
That information is available by downloading the following document:
http://www.gatermanproducts.com/uploads/4/1/8/1/41811609/gpllc__hydraulic_lifter_installation_instructions_2014.pdf

10/13/2016

TECH TIP
When adjusting my lifters for the first time, I found that one or two of the lifters were able to be collapsed by hand. Are they ok?
Yes, they are. When the lifters leave our factory, they are filled with the laboratory grade leakdown fluid, which is a very thin weight derivative of kerosene. During shipment, some of that fluid, which is equivalent to a 2W oil viscosity, can leak out. This will make the lifter feel soft. If you adjust the pre-load properly, the lifter will pump up during the first few seconds of operation until it has a chance to fill with oil. The engine will initially make a clattering noise which gradually fades away.

09/17/2016

TECH TIP
What is meant by "extended body" on your GP1012 and GP1014 replacement lifters?
When the total lift is increased on a cam lobe for a conventional pushrod V8 engine, the base circle diameter of the cam lobe is reduced. As a result, the lifter will drop further into the lifter bore. "Extended body" means the part of the lifter that engages the factory anti-rotation hardware is longer. This is done to allow the lifter to accommodate higher lift camshafts before it dis-engages the anti-rotation hardware.

Since the lifter is physically longer, it requires the removal of the cylinder heads on the Ford 5.0 and 302 V8. It is not required on the Ford 351W V8. On the GM LS V8, the cylinder heads must be removed for any lifter swap.

09/03/2016

TECH TIP
When installing Gaterman retrofit lifters in my engine, which way should they face?
With the exception of the Chrysler LA V8 (GP1005), all of our retrofit lifters should be installed with the large diameter of the rivet and the tie bar toward the center of the engine. On the Chrysler LA V8 they should be facing the engine block. On the big block Chevy V8 (GP1002), the arrow on the tie bar should be pointing up.

08/09/2016

TECH TIP
How should I prepare Gaterman Products lifters for installation in my engine?
It is imperative to keep the lifters clean before they are installed in your engine. The lifters come from our factory filled with leakdown fluid and lightly oiled. If handled carefully, they can be installed as is. Soaking the lifters in clean engine oil is generally a good idea, mainly to insure the roller bearing has sufficient lubrication during initial start-up.
DO NOT:
Wash the lifters in solvent.
Dis-assemble the lifters to clean them.
Use compressed air to clean the lifters.
Use grease or moly-lube on the lifters or cam lobes.
Use dirty or lint-laden rags to wipe the lifters.

07/23/2016

TECH TIP
How much spring pressure should I use with your lifters?
As a general rule, we recommend using the least amount of spring pressure to achieve the performance levels you desire. Excess spring pressure will cause premature wear on the entire valve train, including the lifters. It is also a source of horsepower robbing friction and heat in the valve train. For automotive street/strip applications, we recommend the following:

Valve Closed (Seat Pressure) 140-160 lbs.
Valve Open Pressure 380-440 lbs.

While not recommended, it is not uncommon for customers to increase the spring pressure for high performance applications to the following:

Valve Closed (Seat Pressure) 180-200 lbs.
Valve Open Pressure 475-500 lbs.

07/01/2016

TECH TIP
Can I make your hydraulic roller lifters operate like solid roller lifters by bottoming the preload adjustment?
No, definitely not. There are oil reliefs inside the lifter body which will properly distribute the oil in the lifter when the lifter is correctly adjusted. Bottoming the components will cause mis-alignment of the passages resulting in excessive engine oil pressure loss.

06/18/2016

TECH TIP
What diameter pushrods will work with Gaterman Products lifters?
Our lifters will work with pushrods having either 5/16" or 3/8" diameter ball ends.

06/03/2016

TECH TIP
What weight and type of oil is best for the lifters?
While our lifters will work well with most standard motor oils, we do prefer certain ones for the best operation of the lifters. Depending on your climate, straight 40W or 20W-50 multi-weight oils work well. Mineral based oils also seem to provide quieter operation than synthetic oils. However, in choosing your oil, environmental conditions, as well as other engine component lubrication requirements must also guide your decision.

05/21/2016

TECH TIP
What is meant by "leakdown"?
Leakdown (also known as bleed rate) refers to the rate at which the piston inside the lifter, which controls the travel, is depressed under load. The outside diameter of the piston is precision ground and fitted to the i.d. of the lifter body which is also precision ground. The total clearance between those two diameters is less than 0.00050". It is the rate at which the engine oil leaks by these surfaces that controls how quickly the piston moves in the bore of the lifter body under the force from the valve train. Leakdown is typically measured in time versus distance of the piston under a given amount of force. The test is performed under laboratory conditions using proprietary fixtures and a laboratory grade fluid.

05/02/2016

TECH TIP
Some of your lifters have small oil holes on the flats. What are they for and do they negatively affect my engine's oil pressure?

The oil holes are there to lubricate the surface where the OE anti-rotation hardware rubs the lifter body. As a result, friction and wear are reduced. The oil that feeds those holes is bled off and would go into the sump anyway, so it has no impact on your oil pressure. We simply re-direct it to the interface where it is needed.

04/24/2016

TECH TIP
Why do your lifters have multiple oil holes?

In order to refill the lifter after each rotation cycle, oil must be made available to the inside of the lifter. Multiple oil holes allow for a sufficient and uninterrupted supply of oil in spite of air bubbles or debris in the oil.

04/14/2016

TECH TIP
Is the face of the roller flat?

No, typically not. Actually the roller face has a large compound spherical radius. This is done to accommodate any mis-alignment of the roller and cam lobe faces. The sources of the mis-alignment are numerous, including cam lobe taper, lifter bore mis-alignment to camshaft bore, and roller axle mis-alignment. Without the roller face radius, edge riding of the roller on the cam lobe would be likely, resulting in cam lobe and roller failure.

04/06/2016

TECH TIP
Why don't you use a larger diameter roller?

In order to fit in the lifter bore, the size of the roller has to be balanced between the outside diameter of the roller and the roller width. We have found that for for hydraulic roller applications, it is more advantageous to have a wide roller to deter both roller bearing axle wear and roller tracking on the cam lobes.

04/02/2016

Please note that the Harley-Davidson® Evolution® motorcycle lifter roller diameter is .945".

04/01/2016

TECH TIP
What is the roller diameter of your lifters?
The roller bearing diameter of all Gaterman Products hydraulic roller lifters is .700".

03/27/2016

TECH TIP
What rpm are Gaterman Products automotive lifters good for?
We typically recommend 6500 rpm as a practical upper limit. However, with the right cam profile and valve train components, we have customers that turn them over 7500 rpm. We do not recommend that high an rpm for sustained, continuous use.

Address

114 Meadowbrook Circle
Daytona Beach, FL
32114

General information

Over 40 years experience in high performance camshaft and valve train products

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 9am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 9am - 4:30pm
Thursday 9am - 4:30pm
Friday 9am - 4:30pm

Telephone

(386) 253-1899

Products

High Performance Hydraulic Roller Lifters - Automotive, Marine, and Motorcycle, High Performance Engine Valves - Automotive and Marine

Alerts

Be the first to know and let us send you an email when Gaterman Products LLC posts news and promotions. Your email address will not be used for any other purpose, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Contact The Business

Send a message to Gaterman Products LLC:

Our Story

Founded in 2002, Gaterman Products LLC has over 40 years of experience in the design and manufacturing of high performance hydraulic roller lifters for automotive, marine, and motorcycle applications. We are dedicated to providing the highest quality lifters at affordable prices.​ Each lifter is engineered to deliver top performance and durability by using state-of- the-art CAD design modeling and CNC manufacturing techniques. All lifters are constructed of premium materials and heat treated for maximum strength and wear resistance. We offer retrofit, drop in, and motorcycle hydraulic roller lifters, and performance valves as described below:

RETROFIT LIFTERS - These automotive and marine lifters are designed to be used in engines not originally equipped with hydraulic roller lifters.


  • GM RETROFIT

  • FORD RETROFIT
  • Nearby autos & automotive services


    Other Automotive Manufacturing in Daytona Beach

    Show All

    Comments

    Are your GM drop in lifters made in house here at your facilities?
    Nice page!!