Re: help settin valves??
heres how Ive set them assuming hydraulics:
1)get it at tdc firing(both valves on #1 closed)
2)on #1, loosen both- while spinning pushrod, snug down till pushrod just
barely touches-not enough to compress lifter spring or valvespring, but just
till it touches. do both valves.
3) tighten extra 1/2 turn to preload lifters.
4) put a socket on the crank, turn crank 90 degrees clockwise and adjust backwards in firing order(hard to crank forwards without having balancer bolt break loose), repeat for all cylinders...aint gotta be exact 90- the valves are both shut practically +/- 180 anyways...
same for solid lifters- just adjust till the pushrod barely touches the rocker with the proper feeler gage between stem and rocker.
remember fords are numbered 1-4 down one side, 5-8 down other side, unlike GM where odds are one side, evens on the other(gm's made more sense to me as relates to position on the crank, but...)
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