<VV> valve adjustment

shortle shortle556 at earthlink.net
Sun Aug 29 13:11:17 EDT 2010

I thought I was doing it correctly by following the 1961 factory manual. Rather it works well for me. I usually only turn in 1/2 turn though after no lash.
Timothy Shortle in (quiet lifter) Durango Colorado

-----Original Message-----
>From: Chris & Bill Strickland <lechevrier at earthlink.net>
>Sent: Aug 29, 2010 12:46 PM
>To: virtualvairs at corvair.org
>Subject: Re: <VV> valve adjustment
>>>>But, if I'm not mistaken cold adjust is the place to start only if you're so far off that it's necessary to find the 'start point' ?
>I'd agree -- on a new rebuild, you have to get the valves adjusted close 
>enough to get the cold engine to start, so that you can then adjust the 
>valves hot.
>Not that it pertains to Corvairs, but I prefer to adjust solid lifter 
>engines hot & running, too.  Hard on feeler gauges, but works rather 
>well.  That's what pressure washers are for -- cleaning up the mess.
>A dynamic adjustment will always be superior to a static adjustment -- 
>the doing of it is open to debate.
>Bill Strickland
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