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setting valuves with a feeler gauge
Posted by: dick2256 ()
Date: April 16, 2012 11:29AM

can you tell me the specks and how to set the valuves on a 110hp corvair?
I used to do it by ear but got to old and can't hear that good any more.

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Re: setting valuves with a feeler gauge
Posted by: WalterElias ()
Date: April 16, 2012 11:42AM

Corvairs all have hydraulic lifters which are not set with a feeler gauge. You'll have to find someone to help you hear them. Normally they are set 1/4 to 3/4 turn tighter than zero clearance or when they stop clicking.

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Re: setting valuves with a feeler gauge
Posted by: jjohnsonjo ()
Date: April 16, 2012 11:45AM

Get cylinder TDC, loosen the rockers then tighten until a .001 feeler is snug, then tighten an additional 1/4 to 1/2 turn.

J.O.

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Re: setting valuves with a feeler gauge
Posted by: Tom Z ()
Date: April 16, 2012 11:55AM

..I was going to post similar to J.O. but with a .010" feeler because it's stiffer,,then preload 3/4-1 turn..

Tom Z,,Rochester NY


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Re: setting valuves with a feeler gauge
Posted by: richard1 ()
Date: April 16, 2012 12:15PM


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Re: setting valuves with a feeler gauge
Posted by: 52bagman ()
Date: April 16, 2012 12:17PM

I drag a strip of paper between the rocker and the valve, then 1/2 turn.

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Re: setting valuves with a feeler gauge
Posted by: dick2256 ()
Date: April 16, 2012 12:18PM

ok that is what I was looking for
thanks.
Dick

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