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Re: [oletrucks] tappet adjustment

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Subject: Re: [oletrucks] tappet adjustment
From: "Allen Jones" <jonesal@u.washington.edu>
Date: Thu, 9 Nov 2000 08:53:05 -0800
In days gone by, a dampener could be purchased and used inside the valve
cover.  It bolted to the top of the rockers to muffle valve lash noise (a
big rectangular thing).  I've only seen a couple of these as they are very
scarce.  I guess one could be cobbled up.

Even though there is considerable valve noise (compared to a modern engine),
it's normal, so I don't worry about it for stock and medium warm inline

Allen in Seattle
'50 3100

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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
> 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.
> Patrick
> 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

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