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  1. Having a problem with valve clearances

    Engine Repair, Diagnostics & Rebuilding
    I recently got a new head for my 82 spider (old one cracked) and the when I installed the cams there was no gap between the lobes and the buckets. The cams, buckets, and tappets that I used were from the old head and now im worried that my cams might not fit this head or something. The new...
  2. Problem Re-Installing Tappet Cups

    Spider - 105 & 115 Series (1966-1994)
    I recently got my cylinder head back from the machine shop, and it looks like they did a pretty good job. The seats were cut, the valves lapped in, and .005 inches shaved from the head surface to clean it up. Now, for some reason, the tappet cups won't fit back smoothly in the bores in the...
  3. lifter/tappet noise

    Alfetta & GTV6 (1972-1986)
    So my engine 2.5 V6 has a slight tappet clacketty clack noise, not too loud. I took off the valve covers and adjusted the exhaust valve clearances to .009 between the cam and tappets, I didn't bother checking the intakes being the intakes cannot be adjusted without shims. Is this noise normal...
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