but, in the end, small low spots don't hurt, they hold oil if anything, high spots either wear in (if minor) or cause damage. I agree that it looks like no issue, which is why I was teasing, but if I was to even think twice, I'd make a pass over the high spots to prevent binding and galling and I'd press on
A file, a stone, sand paper with something to back it so it doesn't sand the whole tooth, whatever feels good in YOUR hand, in the end you take off the high spots and try to make it look and feel like you weren't there. I have some nice small files that will allow me to be pretty creative and shape what I need it to, but tool of choice won't matter too much as long as you can control it.
Hell, I have had to make teeth on gears with a welder and angle grinder, wouldn't do it on a high speed machine, but on oddball stuff that has to pay the bills tonight, you sometimes gets forced into a solution.
- 70 Fastback Mustang, 489 cid FE, Victor, SEFI, TKO-600 5 speed, 4.11 9 inch.
- 71 F100 shortbed 4x4, 445 cid FE, headers, RPM intake, 1000 HP series Holley, 4 speed