Welcome! Please use the navigational links on your left to explore our website.

Company Logo Shop Now
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
Classified Ads
Photo Ads
Tractor Parts

Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs

Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
Ford 8N/9N Club
Kountry Life
Discussion Forum

Adjusting the valve Clearence on a new engine

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Chad Penny

07-29-2002 17:00:59

Report to Moderator

Just installed the Engine on the farmall H and I want to adjust the vavle clearence. can some one tell me step by step how to adjust it cold? I want to get it close for the first time we try to fire it up. I can not find any good reference to adjusting the valves and tappits. What is the valve cleance cold? please help.
After you get number one up, valves closed and adjusted do you rotate the engine 180 degrees and do #3? then 180 more do #4 then back to top dead center to #2? Thanks Chad

[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]
karl f

07-29-2002 22:07:44

Report to Moderator
 Re: adjusting the valve Clearence on a new engine in reply to Chad Penny, 07-29-2002 17:00:59  
shop manual for a 656 says "'warm' means anytime the engine is above 50 F"

go with the given clearances in your manual, then you can run the engine and recheck.

hope this helps.

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
Mike ISW

07-29-2002 19:59:09

Report to Moderator
 Re: adjusting the valve Clearence on a new engine in reply to Chad Penny, 07-29-2002 17:00:59  
You got the procedure right ,Chad. I've never seen a cold setting but I set my H at .019 cold. In theory, when things get to operating temp and expand a little you should be good. Anyway that's what I set my H at. It's running good now for 6 weeks after a complete rebuild. Just got to track down my charging problem. Good Luck, Mike

[Log in to Reply]  [No Email]
[Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:

We sell tractor parts!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor - the right parts. Our low prices and years of research make us your best choice when you need parts. Shop Online Today. [ About Us ]

Home  |  Forums

Today's Featured Article - Harvestin Hay: The Early Years (Part 2) - by Pat Browning. The summer of 1950 was the start of a new era in farming for our family. I was thirteen, and Kathy (my oldest sister) was seven. At this age, I believed tractor farming was the only way, hot stuff -- and given a chance I probably would have used the tractor, Dad's first, a 1936 Model "A" John Deere, to go bring in the cows! And I think Dad was ready for some automation too. And so it was that we acquired a good, used J. I. Case, wire tie hay baler. In addition to a person to drive th ... [Read Article]


Copyright © 1997-2020 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters

Website Accessibility Policy