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Panhead rocker shafts and blocks

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Post Sat Nov 25, 2006 12:44 pm

Posts: 309
Location: Cranbrook B.C. Canada
Hi everyone. Does any of you Panhead guys know what the end play is? or should be ,on a new rocker shaft and block for a Panhead.
And,does anyone know of any possible way to fix excessive end-play on the rocker shafts? Thanks.
Larry

Post Sun Nov 26, 2006 12:30 am

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Location: belgium
0,004"-0,012" I braze the blocks up a little on the side.
Stéph

Post Sun Nov 26, 2006 9:56 am

Posts: 309
Location: Cranbrook B.C. Canada
Is it just the top bronze block that you braze? Or the cast bottom block as well. Thanks.
Larry

Post Sun Nov 26, 2006 5:04 pm
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Location: Ohio USA

Why not shim it ? Pa

Post Sun Nov 26, 2006 9:04 pm

Posts: 309
Location: Cranbrook B.C. Canada
Pa, it sure would be nice if you could shim it. The rocker and pushrod arm are permanently attached to rocker shaft,so there is no way to slide shim onto shaft,(like a shovelhead)

Post Sun Nov 26, 2006 11:52 pm

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Location: belgium
I braze up both to have an even sidepressure.
Stéph

Post Mon Nov 27, 2006 4:10 am
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Location: Ohio USA

My goof. :oops: Thanks.. Pa


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