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  • #16
    Last weekend I set the valve clearance on my son's '66 Valiant ute (slant 6). I did it the purist's way - hot and running, the result was rubbish. I think, unless you are very experienced at doing it this way, adjustment errors can be caused by the movement of the rockers, while trying to get the right gap with the feeler gauges. I then did it hot and not running, good result.

    Matt
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    Australia
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    • #17
      I do it cold, and use the fan blade or socket method. I also use a jumper and a light hooked to the points; when the points open (light off) it's IGN time, and both valves are closed. I retard the timing so the IGN mark is at the pointer, btw.[8D]

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      • #18
        here's another take

        http://home.pacbell.net/jgrohs/Valve%20Adjustment

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        1963 Avanti R1
        1963 GT Hawk R2 4 speed
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        1963 Avanti R1
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        • #19
          If you work with the adjustment, engine hot, running, not only can
          you "feel" when the adjustment is right, you can hear it when the
          valves are too tight, it is messy, but it has always worked for me.

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          • #20
            Don't forget, back in the day when oil was 30W and all good, it is
            now a dangerous carcinogin, so you might want to wear gloves.

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            • #21
              Well, I adjusted the valves today - cold. I bought this R-1 Avanti at York back in 1993 from the Wittmers. They had re-built the engine a year before. Normally I'm complusive about these things, but looking thru my maintenance logbook, I couldn't find any record of having ever adjusted the valve clearances. And I've driven the car 30,000 miles...yikes!

              Using the remote starter button worked just great, thanks guys! Anyway, what I found suprised me. All the intakes were .025, or very close to it and the worst exhaust was .023! And I don't baby this car, although I don't run it as hard as I have in the past. I set them all to .027; a little clatter is comforting to me.

              Russ Farris
              1963 GT Hawk R-2 4-speed
              1964 Avanti R-1 Auto

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              • #22
                For the win![]



                Tom
                '63 Avanti R1, '03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, TKO 5-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves.
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                • #23
                  I have a melted one of those hanging in my garage. I'd never used one before, so I hooked it directly from the battery positive to the starter cable. Within 2 seconds of hitting the button, my hand was full of rapidly dripping plastic [xx(] I keep it to remind me of how much I don't know [:I]


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                  • #24
                    Thats funny! Yah, they are used like a relay, the leads connect
                    between the starter solenoid + and the positive cable. That will
                    just run a positive current to the solenoid and then it bridges a
                    current to activate the starter.

                    Tom
                    '63 Avanti R1, '03 Mustang Cobra 13" front disc/98 GT rear brakes, 03 Cobra 17" wheels, GM alt, 97 Z28 leather seats, TKO 5-spd, Ported heads w/SST full flow valves.
                    Check out my disc brake adapters to install 1994-2004 Mustang disc brakes on your Studebaker!!
                    http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.c...bracket-update
                    I have also written many TECH how to articles, do a search for my Forum name to find them

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