Measuring for valve adjust shims

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Measuring for valve adjust shims

Post by ekvh »

I posted this at NGW but looking for advice from 1200 guys on this.

I do not have the special tool required for measuring clearance of whether to shim or not. It appears that there is a shelf in the rocker arm shaft that the tool rests on. I have the exact measurements of the tool and think I could just do a little basic math to check without the tool, just a depth caliper.

The tool appears to have a flat bottom so it would have to rest at the highest point of the shelf on the rocker arm shaft. Anyone who has the remotest, foggiest idea, please opine.

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Re: Measuring for valve adjust shims

Post by DaveO430 »

Seems to me you could use the caliper and subtract that measurement from .225 and have your answer.
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