Guys, Seems to me the valves next to the ports that feed them or exhaust
them would be a clue. Don't forget sometimes two in a row can still be
exhaust or intake valves. ALSO, it tells this stuff in the shop manuals, you
guys oughta get one or read the one you have. A cleaner way to set and not
smash the feeler gauge up is to do it cold. You need to find TDC on #1 set
them, then turn crank certain # of degrees and set another set (not
neccessarilly in order either) and another turn, set, turn, set till done.
Cold settings are larger than hot settings. Maybe the Inliner's site or
Stovebolt Eng Co site can get you instructions through that procedure. Maybe
Sorry, had to pick on you guys! HA!
From: Passnb4U@aol.com <Passnb4U@aol.com>
To: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>; email@example.com
Date: Sunday, November 05, 2000 9:59 PM
Subject: Re: [oletrucks] Tappet adjustment
>In a message dated 11/5/00 5:24:30 PM Pacific Standard Time,
>> Can someone tell me the specs on tappet clearance (intake and exhaust) on
>> '59 235? And if they are not the same for intake and exhaust, how do I
>> which is which?
>> Smokey Culver, League City, Texas
> I set mine at ...intake .006 and exh .018, at an idle...after running for
>about 20 minutes at 1200 rpms or so.
> Don't recall off the top of my head to tell which is which...after the
>time I set them, I never needed to try and figure it out..they're alway
>pretty close when I check'em...i/e the .018 gauge won't fit in the intake.
>oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959
oletrucks is devoted to Chevy and GM trucks built between 1941 and 1959