I know there are a few here that has seen the thread on www.turbobuick.com highlighting a cheap roller cam conversion using a 2.8-3.4 chevrolet V6 roller lifter in a older Buick V6 that was not originally equipped with a roller cam from the factory. The intake spider and dogbones from a newer Buick V6 FWD was employed with some quick ingenuity to adapt it to the older block. That thread has a huge following and like a bizillion posts, so I can only imagine eye balls peeled and awaiting the next bit of information. I believe it was Snowblind that actually turned me onto this post and man it was some reading since it was continued in a whole other post. The big take away from that post is that for the SBB crowd, our engine never came with a roller cam to begin with so we never had any parts to scavenge to create anything like this, but we can actually use this idea and run with our own. TA is now selling roller cams for the 350, Woo Hoo!!! The cam is not so bad (price wise), but the cost and noise from the lifters.....they leave you speechless. Enter the factory GM 3.1 liter lifter. Most likely the best part of the 3.1. They will fit in there nonchalantly just like the V6 turbo crowd was employing them and the dog bones from a Factory Roller Cam SBC or V6 Buick, but holding the dog bones down is a real problem. The SBB was never built with factory roller cam so a factory spider to retain the lifters is outta the question. I think that I have solved the issue. A few years ago Hector (Screen Name: Hectic) built a single plane intake manifold (or updated dual plane, I cannot remember now) using the base of a 350 Aluminum Intake and grafting a 340 Mopar intake manifold in place of the dated TA piece. He did this by grinding off the existing TA Dual plane and just using the last 1/2" of intake manifold. This gave me an idea. I had seen guys use SBC intakes on a SBB using wooden spacers to adapt the head to the intake. Well, how about an aluminum 6 piece SBB single plane/dual plane/six pack/dual quad/individual runner intake manifold. Consisting of two 1/2"-3/4" (really whatever it needs) head to intake adapters that have a bottom lip perpendicular and level to the lifter valley block cast portions at the front and rear of the block (See Red Arrows). These areas give you an area to drill and tap for a lifter valley pan similar to a nailhead or LS series engine. The aluminum adapters would also have long fingers that are part of the adapter that reach into the lifter valley (see green fingers on picture). These fingers will hold the dog bones in place for a roller camshaft using factory Junk Yard lifters. The ends of the fingers would have the same spider steel retainer ends to hold the dogbones in place. This would allow for movement and pressure without issues due to machining of the cylinder heads or the block. With the adapters bolted securely to the heads and the fingers holding the dog bones, a lifter valley pan is bolted to the level extensions that run the length of the adapter perpendicular to the red arrowed block castings. Fabricated water crossover tubes front and rear (like the ones used on the X-factor) are used to pass water from the intake to the heads while housing the thermostat and mounting the top radiator hose. The last piece is the Chevrolet Small Block intake manifold. Essentially any SBC intake could be used and similar to Hector's design (only opposite) we whittle away all the water crossover areas, base and the parts not needed. This would allow for almost infinite intake manifolds. I especially like the idea of a Hilborn Mechanical Fuel Injection System. So as you can see the intake adapters work two fold providing you with tons of intake possibilities and a roller cam. Now.....Mark Burton is this a possibility?? Can you machine something similar to this and make it work? I know we had discussed the intake adaption before, but it was not to this level and No one really tried it. What do you think?