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RE: Best way to turn engine while adjusting valves??

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Subject: RE: Best way to turn engine while adjusting valves??
From: "Greg Gowins" <cartman@dnai.com>
Date: Sat, 31 Jul 1999 20:53:23 -0700
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Reply-to: "Greg Gowins" <cartman@dnai.com>
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On cars with the later solenoids (without the button) there is a trigger
operated unit you can get that hooks up and cranks the engine.  If your
local parts store doesn't have one, good old JC Whitney has one in their
catalog.  Hope this helps!


-----Original Message-----
From:   owner-spridgets@autox.team.net [mailto:owner-spridgets@autox.team.net]
On Behalf Of Brad Fornal
Sent:   Saturday, July 31, 1999 8:06 PM
To:     robert weeks
Cc:     spridgets@autox.team.net
Subject:        Re: Best way to turn engine while adjusting valves??

I always just use the button on my starter seloniod to bump the engine over
myself.    Brad

robert weeks wrote:

> Hi,
> I was installing a new head on my 1275 and I got to the part where you
> adjust the valves. Everytime I've done this in the past I've ended up with
> bloody knuckles from trying to turn the engine over by hand and having my
> knuckles cheese grated by the radiator.
> It was too hot for that today, so I tried the rolling the car while in
> method, but it turns out that didn't work too well. My driveway isn't
> and it's hard to stop it rolling at just  the right spot.
> Does anyone have a favorite, easy, accurate way to turn the engine over
> while adjusting the valves? I'm going to give it another shot in the
> morning.
> Thanks,
> Robert
> (who just spent the last 6 hours without electricity on the hottest day so
> far this year)

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