[TR] [EXTERNAL] - Re: '3a ignition update and next

Jeff Scarbrough fishplate at gmail.com
Tue Jul 31 17:45:45 MDT 2018

On Tue, Jul 31, 2018 at 4:47 PM, TERRY SMITH <terryrs at comcast.net> wrote:

> Fast-forward to manifolds.  The clamp is being pressed against manifolds by a flat surface (a nut and washer).  Wouldn't that mean that the clamp is going to stay equally horizontal to that surface, hence wouldn't the pressure against a lower surface (say, one of the manifolds)be different, same as for the piston liners?

The clamp can rock a little bit on the stud.  Thus, if one side is
higher, the pressure of the nut holding the clamp down will cause the
clamp to rock toward the lower pressure until it is even.  Think of it
as a three-legged stool:  One leg on the intake manifold, one leg on
the exhaust, and the third leg on the nut/washer.  Unless otherwise
constrained (and it's designed without such constraint), it will rest
itself evenly on all three legs.

Jeff Scarbrough
Corrosion Acres, Ga.

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