valve adjustment

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    I am putting new valves in and grinding the seats in my 29 Str.-8. The spec sheet that I have says the valve lash is to be set at 6 thousands (hot). Can someone tell me what the lash should be set (cold)?



    While your at it, remove the lifter caps (the adjustable part that contacts the valve stem) and have them ground flat. Quite often they are cupped from the constant pounding and you can’t get a true lash adjustment.

    My cold settings are .006 for intakes and .008 for exhausts. You can err on the wide side but dont’ let them go under the setting.

    Keep us posted on your progress.


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