Kibblewhite Precision Machining products are the choice for demanding engine builders and represent the finest quality parts and tools available. This guide block features a machined groove to accept an o-ring, and can be used as an inlet or exhaust block. Suitable for fitment to many B and C range Triumph twins through 1965. Check your parts book for compatibility.
Kibblewhite tappet guide blocks are manufactured in the US using a proprietary cast iron material. The O.D. measures .920″ where the pushrod tube fits over the top of the block. Shoulder thickness is .125″, and the O.D. of the bottom of the guide block is 1.0005″. There is a groove for an o-ring under the shoulder for oil sealing against the cylinder barrel flange, a significant upgrade from the factory original 70-1477 guide block.
Lubrication to the tappet stems is provided by drillings that pass through the block longitudinally, allowing oil to drain down the pushrod tube from the rocker box. The tappets are a sliding fit in the guide block bores and if the tappet stems or bores in the guide block become worn excessively, mechanical clatter may result. Kibblewhite guide blocks are machined to a “maximum metal” condition and require the bores to be sized with a piloted reamer and finished with a ball hone to achieve proper running clearance and surface finish after the block is installed.
The guide block is an interference fit into the bore of the cylinder barrel. A special drift is used to set the block into its bore. It is advisable to freeze the guide block for several hours and to heat the bore surround under the cylinder barrel flange prior to fitting the block. It’s critical that the locking bolt hole in the guide block is in perfect alignment with the threaded hole in the cylinder flange. Installation of the guide block requires precision and skill and may be best left to a professional mechanic or machinist.