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Tappet (valve) adjustment C: Commander 6 engine

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  • Engine: Tappet (valve) adjustment C: Commander 6 engine

    Having never adjusted the valves on a flat head Commander engine...... I see some tight fitting of hands and feelers.... Any tips ??

  • #2
    Not difficult, just awkward! You ARE Double Jointed right?
    StudeRich
    Second Generation Stude Driver,
    Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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    • #3
      You will want to remove the manifold set--far too awkward otherwise.

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      • #4
        I thought of the manifold set and possibly front fender. I'm concerned I'll never seal the manifolds again after removal......

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        • #5
          Have you got a pair of super thin tappet wrenches?
          RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

          17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
          10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
          10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
          4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
          5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
          56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
          60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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          • #6
            Can't say I've ever heard of tappet wrenches ...

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            • #7
              They used to make thin open-end wrenches for adjusting valves. Probably still out there somewhere. Or get some cheap wrenches and a grinder...
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              • #8
                Tappet wrenches look like open end wrenches, but are very thin so that two of them can be used in close proximity to, and opposing each other.

                https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...rench&_sacat=0
                Last edited by RadioRoy; 08-03-2020, 08:32 AM.
                RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

                17A-S2 - 50 Commander convertible
                10G-C1 - 51 Champion starlight coupe
                10G-Q4 - 51 Champion business coupe
                4H-K5 - 53 Commander starliner hardtop
                5H-D5 - 54 Commander Conestoga wagon
                56B-D4 - 56 Commander station wagon
                60V-L6 - 60 Lark convertible

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                • #9
                  There are currently 6 pages of "tappet wrench" being offered on Ebay.

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                  • #10
                    If the Block and Intake/Exhaust Manifold are "Plane" enough to seal now, I don't think anything will change when you bolt it back on with a fresh Gasket.

                    If anything, it will be better.
                    StudeRich
                    Second Generation Stude Driver,
                    Proud '54 Starliner Owner

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