Valve Adjustment

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Postby plateaucal » Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:35 am

I am trying to decide if my valves need adjustment. When warm there is a very slight valve tapping sound. Should it be completely silent when properly adjusted?
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Postby Esteban » Fri Mar 29, 2019 11:42 am

There shouldn't be any tapping noise that you can hear inside the cabin. Maybe you'll be able to hear something while next to the open engine bay. If you have the hand crank, valve adjustment can be done in no time.

You bring to operating temperature, and then with the help of the hand crank position either piston 1 or piston 6 on top dead center.

Valve Clearance 0.015" - 0.016" (0.38mm - 0.40mm)

1. Bring Cyl #1 to TDC to adjust the following valves:
1 - 2 - 3 - 6 - 8 - 9

2. Rotate 1 full revolution to bring Cyl #6 to TDC and adjust the remaining valves:
4 - 5 - 7 - 10 - 11 - 12
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Postby plateaucal » Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:32 pm

Wonderful, sounds so easy I think I will just do it anyway. Thanks as always Esteban.
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Postby L60Boerne » Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:23 pm

Plateaucal...I can say all of mine tapped until properly adjusted...there was no pattern to which way to tune.....except my cash flow.....

Though my costs were amazing the only thing moreso is how good they sounded once properly set by Benjamin Franklin.
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Postby plateaucal » Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:59 pm

Well, I am kind of sensitive to these things. I just want to make sure all is in the right order for the next owner. Which will probably be you. I have a magical way of correcting your cash flow problem. We'll talk.
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Postby L60Boerne » Sat Mar 30, 2019 3:05 pm

So...... I seeeeeee your game now, Plateaucal. I have to buy the whole Patrol just to get the swing out jerry can rack? That would be far from the worst deal I have ever made.
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Postby plateaucal » Sat Mar 30, 2019 7:46 pm

Quid Pro Quo. You need a Sunday go to meeting Patrol. That and there is this hunting gig, which is a pretty good gig. I fully intend to take advantage of this. BTW, I think I have envisioned a good set up for your spare gas can carrier. Mine aint it.
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