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A few months ago I mentioned that feeler gauge stock could be purchased in large 10' and 25' rolls. That eliminates the need to buy a whole new feeler gauge set just because the one you use for valve adjustments gets knackered from use.

I was frustrated that I had no elegant way to hold the fresh pieces I'd clip off for regular use, so I made a clamping handle out of some aluminum at the shop. Threw some aluminum rod in the drill press and lathe'd it a little.

Rest assured, future versions will look less penis-like. It's got decent balance and weight though. I'm kind of diggin' it.

...and you thought YOU were a nerd? Ha! Bring on the photos and prove to me that you really are king-o-the-2002-nerds! I expect your very best and most noble submissions!

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Next, you need to make the matching adjuster to turn the eccentric.

Now, if you could COMBINE those two tools into one so that it could

be operated with one hand, THAT would be slick.

heh

t

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My feeler gauge is filled with 35 years of valve adjustment memories. I saw your post at midnight, and had to run out to the garage and take a photo. Wife now thinks I've really lost it.

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Stu and Paul - i'll do you both one better

as soon as I can get to my scanner tomorrow

stay tuned.......

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Stu and Paul - i'll do you both one better

as soon as I can get to my scanner tomorrow

stay tuned.......

Creighton - I see your signature indicates a Fiat ABARTH to be added soon. What about another 2002???

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They are probably fine but ...Lots of adjustments etc..

I wonder the last time the feeler gages were checked for proper thickness just sayin.

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wow! jim - nice lic plate (cdiesel)

no 02 for the forseeable future

2-BMW bikes will keep my beemer/bimmer blood flowing

along with my day job

The Red ABARTH is on order - Dec. delivery

proposed lic plate for that will be- SPA , MONZA, AABART,

ABARTT, TAZIO

back to the geeky weird feeler gauge methods

from my stash - Mercedes-Benz Special Tools

blade holders in RED(exhaust) and GREEN(intake)

for motors with different intake/exhaust clearances

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Check your feeler gauges with a micrometer. Often the gauges are not good out of the box.

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A few months ago I mentioned that feeler gauge stock could be purchased in large 10' and 25' rolls. That eliminates the need to buy a whole new feeler gauge set just because the one you use for valve adjustments gets knackered from use.

I was frustrated that I had no elegant way to hold the fresh pieces I'd clip off for regular use, so I made a clamping handle out of some aluminum at the shop. Threw some aluminum rod in the drill press and lathe'd it a little.

Rest assured, future versions will look less penis-like. It's got decent balance and weight though. I'm kind of diggin' it.

...and you thought YOU were a nerd? Ha! Bring on the photos and prove to me that you really are king-o-the-2002-nerds! I expect your very best and most noble submissions!

are you going to sell these Paul? marketed as "The Steely Dan" right?

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are you going to sell these Paul? marketed as "The Steely Dan" right?

Ah, then my valve settings will be "Home at last."

John

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