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My intake valve bars/spings are a lot "stiffer" than my exhaust valves. Is this normal? I have tried swapping my intake torsion bars to my exhaust and my exhaust to my intake and it's the same. So I know it's not a problem with the bars. Anyone know? Anyone point me in the right direction to where I can find the info? Thanks.
 

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Gage Werke said:
My intake valve bars/spings are a lot "stiffer" than my exhaust valves. Is this normal? I have tried swapping my intake torsion bars to my exhaust and my exhaust to my intake and it's the same. So I know it's not a problem with the bars. Anyone know? Anyone point me in the right direction to where I can find the info? Thanks.

Sounds like you may have gotten the parts mixed up - you should always keep the parts as you took them off, meaning all left exhaust, etc.
They may all look the same, but they're not.
The assembly marked "A" goes to left exhaust and right intake, B to left intake and right exhaust.
What's worse, the inner and outer parts of each torsion bar are both specific to the position, but only the inner is marked.
 

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All the torsion bars were kept in the same (correct positions) but the outer "sleeves" may have been mixed up. I'll try swapping them about and see if that helps. Thanks for your help. Also any ideas where I would be able to find the 12mmx24mm dowel/bushings that go between the head and cylinders. All the parts houses houses seem to be out of them. (parts fiche PIN, KNOCK (12X24) part# 3894101-001). I seem to have misplaced mine.
 

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All the torsion bars were kept in the same (correct positions) but the outer "sleeves" may have been mixed up. I'll try swapping them about and see if that helps. Thanks for your help. Also any ideas where I would be able to find the 12mmx24mm dowel/bushings that go between the head and cylinders. All the parts houses houses seem to be out of them. (parts fiche PIN, KNOCK (12X24) part# 3894101-001). I seem to have misplaced mine.
Steve may have that part for you.
What do you mean "weaker" exactly??
 

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I can slightly press open the exhaust valves with my thumb but I can't do that to the intake valves. I had to torque the torsion bars approximately 1/4 to 3/8 of an inch on the intake side to get the dowel pins in and the exhaust side I had to only torque them approx. 1/8 of an inch to get the dowel pins in. My exhaust valves couldn't have gotten stretched that much, could they have?
 

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I can slightly press open the exhaust valves with my thumb but I can't do that to the intake valves. I had to torque the torsion bars approximately 1/4 to 3/8 of an inch on the intake side to get the dowel pins in and the exhaust side I had to only torque them approx. 1/8 of an inch to get the dowel pins in. My exhaust valves couldn't have gotten stretched that much, could they have?
Well, I never heard of a valve stretching but the torsion bar inners do go bad.
You should not be able open the valve with your hand by any means. It takes a lot of force to cause the valve to open.
 
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