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Old 11-22-2012, 06:52 AM   #60
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Perhaps Plastigage?

Originally Posted by ME 109 View Post
I think that your setting putty idea has far more merit than the solder because it offers no resistance to the tranny cover and offers a far more accurate real world measurement. (besides a shim plate 'course)
What type of putty, and how one goes about utilizing it is another story.
Can Plastigage be used for this application? Its available in various string diameters, for measureing crankshaft and connecting rod bearing clearances from 0.001 to 0.020 inches. But that's also the issue, the measuring gage it comes with is calibrated to measure bearing clearance, not an offset clearance. But it would be easy enough to build a test rig with known clearances, then crush some Plastigage and compare the gage to the actual offset.

You should be abe to get Plastigage almost anywhere, including your local neighborhood auto repair store.
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