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

Paul Dorsey dorpaul1 at gmail.com
Thu Oct 4 04:58:42 MDT 2018

Thanks  for such a great answer. It did accidentally  line up and go in.
The triumph gods We’re looking down on me favorably, as someone said.

On Wed, Oct 3, 2018 at 11:17 PM Randall <tr3driver at ca.rr.com> wrote:

> I've not tried it, but my guess is that a magnet would make the task much
> harder, rather than easier.  The tappet has to be positioned "just so" to
> drop into it's bore (as noted, you cannot force it, it will fall of it's
> own
> weight once it gets lined up).  But unless you are very lucky, a magnet is
> going to want to grab it and tip it at an angle.  The hole in the center of
> the tappet does not have a flat bottom.
> I did it using just the pushrod as a tool, to scoot the tappet around until
> it lined up and fell in.  But of course you can't see what is going on, so
> it's all by touch, intuition and guesswork.  I doubt seriously I could do
> it
> again today.
> Sorry, Paul, I didn't understand your question about brass or bronze.  They
> certainly have their uses (non magnetic, non marring, rust resistant,
> softer
> than steel, etc) but I see no particular advantage here.
> A bent coat hanger seems less than ideal though, because it is so springy.
> Hard to move the tappet by just a thousandth or two, since first the coat
> hanger will bend and then, when enough force is supplied, it will fling the
> tappet to the other side of the cavity.
> -- Randall
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