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66 500cc triumph nor enough thread on adjusters to #648570
04/13/16 8:05 pm
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valve adjuster wont go in far enough .to much play . cam look ok push rods length ok new adj pins and nuts .Charlie

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Re: 66 500cc triumph nor enough thread on adjusters to [Re: charlie akey] #648571
04/13/16 8:08 pm
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Do you have the proper head gasket for the year bike. The late 500 uses a very thin head gasket. If you you use the earlier thin one you can have this problem.


Re: 66 500cc triumph nor enough thread on adjusters to [Re: John Healy] #648591
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will check . came in gasket for that year . lot more gap in adjustment

.030 or more

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Re: 66 500cc triumph nor enough thread on adjusters to [Re: charlie akey] #648595
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I had the same thing. Same pushrods used in the same position before I did a top end job, so I knew something was wrong.

Make sure the pushrods are seated properly in the cam follower (use a lot of grease to feel them stick) and use a tool (zip tie, popsicle stick or something) to make sure the rockers sit exactly in the pushrods. I thought I was okay about 3 times before I got it right.

I repeatedly had three out of four valves adjust properly and the fourth be too loose. Best to pull the rocket box up a little bit and try to re-set the pushrods.


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Re: 66 500cc triumph nor enough thread on adjusters to [Re: charlie akey] #648605
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What's the big picture Charlie?

Is this a new head, new valves etc. or is it just new adjusters?

Thinking the valve stems might be hanging in the guides or maybe the wrong length.


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Re: 66 500cc triumph nor enough thread on adjusters to [Re: Ginge] #648614
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Hi used head . valve may be the problem . will check that . push rod open and close valve ok . don't have much information on engine thanks Charlie

Re: 66 500cc triumph nor enough thread on adjusters to [Re: charlie akey] #648826
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Measure valve heights from spring cup to top of valve stem, they should all be about the same.

Most likely a pushrod came unseated.


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