<VV> valves

Harry Yarnell hyarnell1 at earthlink.net
Thu Aug 26 11:17:05 EDT 2010

The question I'll ask you is, how long has it been 'ticking'? Corvairs often 
will 'tick' after they've sat awhile. Could be weeks or days. Driving it and 
getting warmed up (10 miles or so) will USUALLY fill the errant lifter, and 
you're good to go.
BUT, if that doesn't work, it maybe time to open the covers and find the 
Book says one turn tight from zero lash, cold.
Once they're set, they shouldn't need to be touched.

Bear in mind, it COULD be a stud starting to pull out of the block, but lets 
not go there just yet...

Harry Yarnell
Perryman Garage and Orphanage
hyarnell1 at earthlink.net
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kirk Johnson" <ragstheratrodrampside at yahoo.com>
To: <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 26, 2010 10:35 AM
Subject: <VV> valves

> Perhaps my terminology is incorrect.  To use newbie speak.  Those nuts 
> under the valve covers, how often do they need to be adjusted?  I have a 
> loud tick in one cylinder.  I was thinking if a lifter was not stuck, an 
> adjustment might make the sound go away.
> Kirk Johnson
> DE Soto, KS
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