Re: Valve rocker setting
Thanx for the info Jim. That's basically the procedure I used for the initial start up, But I still have the clatering noise. [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] If I go a full turn past zero lash, I get valve floating like you said, but it dosn't go away. I am going to try a half turn rather than a full turn and see what happens.
There is another procedure with the engine shut off.
Bring # 1 cyl. to compression stroke @ TDC (Make sure timing mark on harmonic balancer is @ TDC mark. 0 degress)
Then set valves to zero lash. (turn push rod back and forth while turning down rocker nut until push rod will no longer turn freely- Zero Lash)
With # 1 cyl. @ TDC You can set Intake valves # 1, 2, 5, 7.
Exhuast " # 1, 3, 4, 8.
Turn crank 1 Complete revolution to TDC ( # 6 cyl. )
You can then set Intake # 3, 4, 6, 8.
Exhuast# 2, 5, 6, 7.
For a small block Chev. You turn the rocker nuts down an aditional 3/4 turn after you achieve zero lash. This is suppose to put the lifter pistons in the middle of there stroke.
Again, I'm not sure what the additional turn down should be for AMC 360 rockers?