July 2, 2010To the wrenches here.
Is it just me or is there a tendancy for the shade tree mechanice to always want to make thing too tight. Like clearances and such. The book call for the framistan clearance to be .003 to .007 and they make is a point to set at .003. Me I would shoot for .004 too .005 and call it good. I`m always reading about guys with primary chain adjuster issues and I suspect it is because they alway want the chain at the tight end of the tolerance.
I know when I was the guy in charge of keeping an assembly line running I spent a lot of time loosening things up so schitt could move. The tool makers all want to build it so friggen tight nothing could work. I would be drilling out bushings and guides leaving just enough to hold the accuracy I need and let the rest move freely.
I`ve see people make thing too tight for an oil film oil and then wonder why it seized up.
Nobody know how to use feeler gages either.
Ok I`m done!