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RE: [oletrucks] tappet adjustment

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Subject: RE: [oletrucks] tappet adjustment
From: "Armijo, Manuel L" <manuel.l.armijo@intel.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2000 06:51:00 -0800
Tappets?  I had some issues with hydraulics, (couldn't get the adjustment
right) so I went to solid lifters, and decided to abandon the manual.  I
tightened them down until there was no clearance, but the push rod would
still turn easily, then backed off about 1/4 turn on the adjusting nut.  It
quieted down when it warmed up, but there was still a little noise when it
was cold, but i think this is probably normal for those motors (235).  I've
had three 235's,  '58 apache, '51 deluxe, '48 Stylemaster Sedan, and done
them all that way.  


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Subject: [oletrucks] tappet adjustment

From: W P. Fricke

I wish you luck and would like to hear the outcome. I did an adjustment to
my '53 this summer. It was noisy, otherwise ran well (very well). I warmed
up the engine thorougly, running around town doing chores. I dove into the
garage with it and had my son bump the engine. I went through each valve in
the correct order according to specs. I remember one intake valve and one
exhaust valve that were out of spec. I hoped those to be the causes of my
clacking. I buttoned it up with a new cork gasket and ended up with
basically the same performance as before: runs well but noisy. So what's
the problem and whats the solution?

Good luck and let us know how you make out.


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