General

The tappet assembly consists of tappet, roller and hydraulic unit. The tappet and roUer, under com

1. Oil supply line from tank

2. Oil return line to tank

3. Vent line to oil tank

4. Vent line to chain housing

5. Return line from chain housing

6. Front chain oiler line to chain housing

7. Overhead and tappet oil screen plug

8. Rear chain oiler adjusting screw

Figure 3D-1B. Oil Pump and Connecting Lines (1965-67 Models)

1. Oil supply line from tank

2. Oil return line to tank

3. Vent line to oil tank

4. Vent line to chain housing

5. Return line from chain housing

6. Front chain oiler line to chain housing

7. Overhead and tappet oil screen plug

8. Rear chain oiler adjusting screw

Figure 3D-1D. Oil Pump and Connecting Lines (1968 Models)

units automatically compensate for heat expansion to maintain a no-clearance condition.

It is normal for tappets to click when engine is started after standing for some time. Hydraulic units have a definite "leak down" rate which permits the oil in the hydraulic unit cylinder to escape. This is necessary to allow units to compensate for various expansion conditions of parts and still maintain no-clearance operation. Push rod assemblies are functioning properly if they become quiet before or as engine reaches full operating temperature.

DISASSEM3LING TAPPETS (Fig. 3D-2)

If engine cylinder head is not disassembled, remove push rod cover spring cap retainer. Lift push rod covers and retract push rod adjusting screw until push rod may be lifted out of ball sockets.

Turn out tappet guide screws (1). Lift out hydraulic units (2). Loosen tappet guides by tapping gently with rawhide or soft metal hammer. Insert thumb and forefinger into push rod opening in tappet guide and press tops of tappets against side of guides.

Remove tappet and guide assembly. Be careful to avoid dropping a tappet through guide mounting hole and into gearcase. Slip push rod cover cork washers (3) out of top of tappet guide (4). Pull tappet and roller (5) out bottom of tappet guide and remove tappet guide gasket (6).

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