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rvcycleguy

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Correct wrenches
« on: July 19, 2013, 04:28:35 PM »
Good day all.  I'm wanting to pull the side inspection plate and adjust the tappets.  I've not been able to identify from my tool selection the proper wrenches to fit the lock nut and adjustment nut.  All wrenches seem to be too thick wall?  Any suggestions locating the proper set would be appreciated.  Have some of you grinded down a couple of your own open end wrenches to achieve the proper thickness or actual thinness? 
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Re: Correct wrenches
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2013, 05:12:55 PM »
I just use standard Craftsman and SnapOn combo wrenches.  Some people remove the cover stud from the center to get more room.
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Re: Correct wrenches
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2013, 05:21:43 PM »
You can also buy tappet adjusting wrenches that are made very thin. Or grind down what you have to fit.  ERC
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Re: Correct wrenches
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2013, 05:31:17 PM »
I just use standard Craftsman and SnapOn combo wrenches.  Some people remove the cover stud from the center to get more room.

Had not thought about removing the center stud.  Makes sense.  Thanks.
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Re: Correct wrenches
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2013, 05:33:41 PM »
You can also buy tappet adjusting wrenches that are made very thin. Or grind down what you have to fit.  ERC

No grinder at home or work.  I'll try and locate tappet wrenches locally.  Thanks.
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Re: Correct wrenches
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2013, 06:01:18 PM »
Some of the dollar stores carry cheap, stamped, sheet metal wrenches.  It's not like  they get used much or need to torque down hard.  Just keep them separate and only use them on the pushrods.
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Re: Correct wrenches
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2013, 06:17:10 PM »
Some of the dollar stores carry cheap, stamped, sheet metal wrenches.  It's not like  they get used much or need to torque down hard.  Just keep them separate and only use them on the pushrods.

Thanks.
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Re: Correct wrenches
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2013, 08:26:22 AM »
Hitchcocks sell some 'spanners' that are made for the job.  :)
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Re: Correct wrenches
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2013, 01:58:18 PM »
Hitchcocks sell some 'spanners' that are made for the job.  :)

Thanks.  I took the advice to remove the center stud and create more room for my wrench on the top hex and used a miniature channel lock plier for the middle hex. 
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