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Re: Adjusting Valves

To: David Deutsch <>
Subject: Re: Adjusting Valves
From: Bud Krueger <>
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 2002 21:16:52 -0400
There's really an optimum sequence to follow if you want to minimize the number
of engine rotations required.  The sequence is: 1, 3, 5, 2, 8, 6, 4, 7.  So,
adjust #1 with #8 fully open, then #3 with #6 fully open, etc., following the
rule of nine and it only takes a few rotations.

Bud Krueger

David Deutsch wrote:

> All you have to remember is the number nine. What ever valve is open you
> adjust the valve number that when added to the open valve equals nine.
> Safety Fast,
> David Deutsch
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Scott Regel []
> Sent: Thursday, September 26, 2002 2:52 PM
> To:
> Subject: Adjusting Valves
> I just changed the head on my 76B and need to adjust the valves.  I've
> seen the old "put the car in 4th gear and push it until the front rocker
> arm lifts off the valve stem so you can check the gap"...but I don't
> remember all the details.  I would like to get her back on the road ASAP
> so I can enjoy the great weather before it disappears.  I just moved
> recently and can't find my manuals yet.  Also, can someone provide me
> with the gap for the intake and exhaust valves?
> Scott
> 76B

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