[TR] Will a 'out-of-spot' tappet necessarily be higher, like this?

Wbeech@flash.net wbeech at flash.net
Mon Oct 1 08:04:55 MDT 2018

The pushrod is setting high because the tappet has come out of its channel.   You will need to pull that rod out and get the tappet to re-seat.  There has already been lots of good tricks offered for that but the easiest is to just pull the head and that way you have plenty of room to get to it.  
Bill B

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On Sep 29, 2018, at 2:50 PM, Paul Dorsey <dorpaul1 at gmail.com> wrote:

I received my new pushrod from Moss last night and was impressed, it looks the same length as stock, but was slightly heavier by weight.  Others had forewarned that it might be chinese, and it could still be, although I don't know what would ever tell me if that were an issue.

Right now, my emphasis is on getting the thing running. something it hasn't done in years. I remember saying that I had seen one pushrod in particular had non-concentric circles appearing down the pushrod tubes  and I surmised that this must be what everyone informed me must be an out of spot tappet that I had been warned about. Trouble is: I forgot to write down which one of the eight pushrod tubes that I had seen it in.
I also might have worked that tappet over and in-line with the tube such that it now has the proper concentric circles.  On thing I do know for sure, is that one particular tappet causes it's pushrod to set a couple of inches higher ( as shown in the pic).  How do I get that tappet down? I slightly hit it's pushrod with my palm, but it would not drop down.  I do have an extra pushrod if others think I ought to tap it down using a pushrod,  Heck, I proably could use the old bent pushrod which I have now replaced, to tap it in place.  I just don't want to attempt this unless others give me a green light.
Thanks, Paul Dorsey  aka RUSTY ACRES
Paul Dorsey <dorpaul1 at gmail.com>
1:32 PM (1 hour ago)

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