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34 dodge engine valve tappets

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I am looking for oversize valve tappets and reamer for a 1934 Dodge engine. I had engine rebuilt and when I got it running it had noisy valves and found tappets were loose in bore. In process of tearing it down to ream bores and replace tappets. Builder didn't think to check clearances on them. Any help would be appreciated. Checked with Bearnbaums and he is looking for oversize tappets.

 

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Ordered a set of tappets  .008 over from Vintage Power Wagons. They have a lot of old Dodge engine parts. They are .630" O.D. If I can.t find a reamer this size I can have one made but it wouldn't be cheap. Thanks

 

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Check McMaster Carr or MSC Industrial for an adjustable reamer around 5/8 (.625) diameter.

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Bought a 16mm which is  .6329 from MSC. Finished honing with flex hones. Fit so they move freely but tight enough that they don't out.  Tappets actually measured at .631. Wore out two flex hones.

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