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Old 09-25-2012, 07:09 PM   #1
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Hey Guys,
Is there a spacer or something you guys use to set your mill spacing?? (a couple of nickles or something like that) I took apart my mill to clean and never looked at the spacing beforehand. Thanks!
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:29 PM   #2
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I use a spark plug gapper--feeler gauges--you can pick one up at any auto parts store...

 
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:41 PM   #3
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I use a spark plug gapper--feeler gauges--you can pick one up at any auto parts store...
This. Mine were under 5 buxs at the local Western Auto.

 
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Old 09-25-2012, 07:46 PM   #4
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Yep, the feeler gauges work great, and are very cheap!

I had someone tell me that the correct spacing is a credit card, but I don't know that for a fact. I use the feeler gauges!
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Old 09-26-2012, 05:15 AM   #5
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Yep - feeler gauges from the local auto parts store. I set my BC to 35 thousands and now my efficiency is now in the low 80's.

 
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Old 09-26-2012, 01:20 PM   #6
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Thanks guys! I will have to get a set of the feeler gauges.... Brewed last night, used Yoopers credit card suggestion, worked out pretty good!
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Old 09-26-2012, 04:15 PM   #7
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I guess i'll have to go purchase a set of feeler gauges.... The wife won't let me borrow one of the credit cards..... 8 (

 
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:00 PM   #8
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I measured my credit cards with a caliper and got barely .030". Maybe I've used them too much.

 
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Old 09-27-2012, 01:10 PM   #9
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Yep, the feeler gauges work great, and are very cheap!

I had someone tell me that the correct spacing is a credit card, but I don't know that for a fact. I use the feeler gauges!
Yup! If you are shooting for 1mm gap or .039 a credit card will give you that gap unless it's a really flimsy, cheap credit card
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