In Reply to: Re: Ford Industrial 172/192 Woes - Running Smooth Smoking posted by TheOldHokie on June 15, 2017 at 09:56:49:
I brought it down this morning to the station at the bottom of my hill. He does machining and racing engines too. I measured my stem clearance which was 0.004 and the specs are .001-.002. Didnt sound bad to me but he pointed out that it was twice what it should be. He's going to check everything again and give me a recommendation. I told him I'd seen the valve train kits on AGKits.com - he has sources too I'm sure. I'll post back on the results.