No shims in the stock configuration. You ground the mushroomed out end of the valve to the proper length. Far more fun. I've known times that guys would change out the motor, instead of doing a valve job. Those engines weren't known as valye burners--that title was awarded the the six cylinder Chevys. The Flat head Ford V8's would boil water very nicely though.
____________________ Fix it again, Mr Gates--it still works!"
" looks good Si, even better when painted. What's it going on or in Si? "
Thanks, I like 'the look' of this funky crane too.
I reminds me of a kinda 'mobile crane' my friend Rob has in his yard.
Robs crane is perfect for lifting out motors from 'things'.
His crane is a very similar size to this one; when rescaled to 1:35.
It's on a large wheeled-dolly; which goes under the 'thing' with the motor...
...and BINGO ! a few hundred hand-cranks later a V8 magicaly pops out.
(if you've unscrewed the bolts first !)
The crane is going to be incorporated, somehow, into an enginehouse scene.
Progress has been a tad slow over the summer; slightly diverted on electrical & sound type stuff.
Should get more time to spend on M.M.M over the winter; when we're snowed-in & the electricity goes down as usual !
We 'might' even try & enter a painting-phase over the winter if possible.
I love sniffing Humbrol-enamel with all the windows closed & the heating ramped-up !!!