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Re: Tappet Clearance Tool J-4540? Valve Guide Driver J-2577?
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I checked Merritt’s and they list the 2 different tools, but the listings state they are for 327’s. Am I to assume 327’s and 359’s the same?

Yes. The 288/327 block was introduced for 48 and use the same tool as the 54 only 359. That engine started as a 9 main 327 block but then was bored and stroked for the larger displacement. The 356 block introduced in 40 and lasted thru 50 has different lifters and needs a different tool.

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Re: Tappet Clearance Tool J-4540? Valve Guide Driver J-2577?
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Here is a picture of the tool from PNW along with their instruction page.

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