You could have new ones made. They shouldn't be particularly expensive or difficult to get made to spec. It's really easy modifying pre-threaded rod. You could do almost all the work yourself then have the ends hardened and precision ground at a competent shop.
This could get quite involved. Especially considering that Honda used the same lash adjusters in the a6/b2/y7/J35Z2/marine v6 motors/lawnmowers/who knows what else. Image the options that nobody has even looked in to.
Because it was asked, here's what I would do, if an adjuster can't be found that is satisfactory for the requirements:
1. Get a piece of threaded rod made D2 hardenable steel. This is a tool steel that can be air or oil quenched and hardens to 60-62 on the Rockwell hardness scale. It is very wear resistant, exhibits extreme toughness, and before hardened is still easy enough to work with. Failing to find a piece of threaded rod pre-made from this stuff, you can easily find a plain rod and thread it with a die. (USE TAPPING OIL when working with tool steels. Seriously!)
2. Figure out how long you want the adjuster to be. Be sure to add in a bit more length than you think you need How much? You'll have to figure that out in a later step. Leave another 3/16" to be safe.
3. Before cutting the threaded portion off, double nut the thing, put it in a vise, and carefully use a Dremel with a cut off disk to slot the top side.
4. Hacksaw the length off, with the extra length.
5. Get yourself a 1/2" thick rod or hex stock, longer than your threaded adjuster. Drill and tap it to match the thread of the adjuster. (I think it's an M8 thread, but, I am not sure.)
6. Thread the adjuster in, leaving about 3/16" above the surface of the end of the threaded block you just made.
7. Bop the end of the adjuster with a mini-sledge. Why? Making the end wider the cheap and easy way.
8. Make 15 more.
9. Heat up the very ends with an acetylene torch until they are cherry red. Let them cool.
10. Take them to a machine shop with a precision grinder and have them grind the flattened end flat or with a slight curve. I am not sure what would be better. We can discuss this.
Hey guys I researched and found alot of controversy on this topic people not including full writeups and so forth and calling bs saying it cant be done or he/she is a liar cause of lack of proof but im here to say it can be done! And is pretty straight forward too.
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