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Jay Auskin Jay Auskin is offline
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: DEE-troit
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You won't be able to just look it up in a book. Remember. you likely will be machining other parts too like the head, so clearances might get tighter than an engine which has never been rebuilt. The clay method is probably the best you have to go with, but some experts might have other tricks up their sleeve. I would try it a couple of times to make sure your investigation is sound, and your measurements repeat. I believe Tyson Schmidt used E pistons with S cams, and machined the valve reliefs in the piston further. Search for 'Tyson Schmidt' and 'scruffy'. The required clearances should be found in Wayne's book.
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