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Old 07-17-2008, 05:16 PM
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Piston-to-valve clearance checking with hyd lifters

Ok, I haven't been able to locate any checking springs locally, so will need to use regular valve springs. Also, I haven't been able to purchase a couple of solid lifters (I'm in England, remember). So, I need to work with what I have. The way I see it, I have 2 possible options...

1. Turn a couple of my old hyd lifters into solids by dismantling them and shimming them with washers?

2. Leave the lifters alone, but adjust my rocker arms with enough 'pre-load' to totally bottom-out the lifter plunger before checking P-to-V clearance?

Thoughts? Tips?

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