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stumped again

Old 08-12-2018, 06:58 PM
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In the old days, the solution was to put one can of Rislone and one can of auto trans fluid in the oil and then rotate the engine, spin it with the starter, while pushing on the pushrod with a gloved hand. It's stil a good idea, the other bent push rod is evident you have sludge or oil varnish on the other parts- cam lifters bore.
Old 08-13-2018, 03:09 PM
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Well I took off the intake manifold to see what was going on. The number 3 intake is giving me grief. So i rotated motor as if I was adjusting the valves on my 312 y block. I noticed that when i had the motor ready to adjust the valves the exhaust tappet was about a 1/16 inch below the top of the lifter bore. While the intake was at the top of the bore. So when i moved the balancer about a 1/8 inch the intake tappet dropped to the same level as the exhaust tappet. I am going to adjust the valves this way. Maybe tolerances where off on this lifter bore. What do you all think?


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