[tcb] Re: Valve problems

  • From: John Barry <bigfoot51102@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 27 Apr 2012 17:11:34 -0500


Sent from behind a tree in the woods.

On Apr 27, 2012, at 4:39 PM, Brad Tripp <bradtripp@xxxxxxx> wrote:

> Are the valves getting to tight or to loose?. I ran chromemoly with solids 
> tight 0.00 on a 1776cc with highrev springs, I wouldn't go back.. Brad
> On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 2:14 PM, John Barry <bigfoot51102@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Brad, I'm guessing you think I have hydraulic lifters. I have solid so I need 
> .006 clearance. 
> I also forgot to mention this is an every time occurrence. When I drive the 
> bus for at least 100 miles in one day, it's time to adjust valves. 
> And also when I do adjust them it is usually a week or two later before I can 
> get to them. 
> John 
> Sent from behind a tree in the woods.
> On Apr 27, 2012, at 12:47 PM, Brad Tripp <bradtripp@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>> John you might change the push rods to chromemoly instead of stock. You 
>> would adjust those to 0 clearance. Until they seat you might have adjust 
>> them once or twice back to 0.00 clearance. Once they have totally seated you 
>> should have no problem...Brad
>> On Fri, Apr 27, 2012 at 10:50 AM, John Barry <bigfoot51102@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>> I have a 1977 Westy that wants to give me fits!
>> Lonnie and I built the 2.0 liter, solid lifters with dual carbs. When I take 
>> it for a road trip like to T@P from Ft. Worth, I have to readjust the valves 
>> when I get home. The number 3 and 4 cylinders are the worst. Usually both 
>> exhaust valve are tight and one of the intakes are too. I am getting 
>> frustrated with it and want to be able to use it as a daily driver but don't 
>> want to adjust the valves every week or so. I know I could go to hydraulic 
>> valves but feel that would be like putting a bandaid on instead of fixing 
>> the problem.
>> Any input on what you have done or maybe a solution you may have heard once, 
>> share with me please. I don't want my bus to be too much hassle to drive 
>> when the feeling hits.
>> Thanks, John.
>> Sent from behind a tree in the woods.

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