You want to see some light between the reed and the plate but no more than .010" at the tip of the reeds.
There are two specs but basically they just need to be close to flat when you screw the reed stop down. You dont want to see too much light between the
Thank you all for your quick replies. I have ordered the parts. Will definitely be back with more questions in the future. Thanks again.
on a 8 hp johnson is there any clearence adjustment for the reed valves or do you just bolt them on?
I'm only running 50:1 while I determine if my oil pump is working. If it is I might continue to run 100:1 with a good synthetic anyway.