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Bill Pedalino
06-04-2005, 10:13 PM
Does anyone know - do the early panhead hydraulic lifters (1948 through 1952 - on top of the pushrod) get adjusted similar to the later (1953) hydraulic lifters, ie: bleed, adjust to 'touch' and then 4 turns in ???? Thanks...

Perry Ruiter
06-05-2005, 11:17 AM
Shop dope 262 (dated 21-10-1947) says with engine cold, loosen the pushrod until loose, adjust tappet til just snug and then 2 full turns. Shop dope 263 (dated 21-11-1947) supersedes 262 and specifies 3 full turns. It says with tappets accurately adjusted the hydraulic units are compressed 3/32 of an inch ... Perry

Bill Pedalino
06-05-2005, 06:44 PM
Thank you Perry