Itinerant Air-Cooled Midwestbound

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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Midwestbound

Post by sgkent » Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:17 am

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they should all be generally the same. If one is backed way out it is possible the valve is sinking into the head or stretching.
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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Midwestbound

Post by Jeffrey » Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:44 am

Regarding the rockers, you are right, they do look similar, however the angle of the rocker across the shaft is quite different and the width is different. I wii try to include a photo which will show the difference but being new to this, I'm not sure how to it??Image

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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Midwestbound

Post by Amskeptic » Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:03 pm

Jeffrey wrote:
Mon Jun 26, 2017 10:44 am
Regarding the rockers, you are right, they do look similar, however the angle of the rocker across the shaft is quite different and the width is different. I wii try to include a photo which will show the difference but being new to this, I'm not sure how to it??Image

It is best to host photograph on a site like Photobucket and stick IMG tags around the individual photograph's address.

These Type 4 engines will not allow to mix up the offsets on the rocker arms. I have no questions about the rocker arm orientations, but I did have questions about the different screw positions. I ascribed those concerns to a confused Last Adjustment. Now, any screws sticking out further than the others is evidence of different seat depths.
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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Midwestbound

Post by 70Crew » Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:29 am

Colin -

A quick update...the difference in the steering is AMAZING. I now have virtually no freeplay on center, and the "clunk" in the box is gone. When I put the new wheel on, I verified (as I had suspected) that the column bearing thrust ring was missing so I added one. That took the remaining slop out of the wheel. I now remember what these are supposed to feel like.

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Re: Itinerant Air-Cooled Midwestbound

Post by Amskeptic » Wed Jul 12, 2017 7:44 pm

70Crew wrote:
Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:29 am
Colin -

A quick update...the difference in the steering is AMAZING. I now have virtually no freeplay on center, and the "clunk" in the box is gone. When I put the new wheel on, I verified (as I had suspected) that the column bearing thrust ring was missing so I added one. That took the remaining slop out of the wheel. I now remember what these are supposed to feel like.

Chris

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Naranja - 1977 Westfalia . . . . . 91 414 miles
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Alexus - 1991 Lexus LS400 . . . 72,113 miles

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