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Stainless steel valve adjustment

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Hi!

I'm adjusting valves on a 1924 DB and they've been replaced with Stainless Steel Valves. Does anyone know the correct hot or cold gap for the intake and exhaust with the stainless valves? I assume it might be different that the standard steel valves, but just thought I would double check first! Thanks! - Travis

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Travis, I would set them at the standard settings. The Model A groups have been using S.S. valves for years, myself included, and they're set to factory spec's. Similar engine as the Dodge too.

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The coefficient of thermal expansion isn't much different between 'regular' and typical stainless steel. 304 Stainless is maybe 30% greater so if they are of this alloy, you may want to open up the clearances a wee bit.

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