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Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 11:22 am 
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Hey All,

I'm looking at getting a wade 1636 for my fairy and Wade have told me I need a extra set of standard shims to fit the cam. What are "shims" exactly, and how many do I need, and how much am I supposed to pay?
I have no idea with this stuff lol.
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Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 11:30 am 
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Shims are what go in your rocker arms, just before the lifters (or the HLAs if you want). If they said you need an extra set then thats 12 shims. And you'd buy the from ford ford $60 odd dollars I think.

Basically because it'sa regrind cam, you need to make up for the space that was ground off it, by filling the space with shims.


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Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 11:56 am 
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Or you can go the backyard mechanic way and use....washers. Cost $0.60.

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:15 pm 
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Backyard mech or not, regardless they work and work well when fitted correctly. We use hardened washers, JMM use washers and many wade customers have also used washers.

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 12:21 pm 
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Cheers guys. Is it hard to fit? Should I get someone that knows what they're doing to do it?
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Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 3:24 pm 
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do a search, i made a thread about this withpicture of the shims. i'm pretty sure i added the part number of the ones you needed and pricing details in the ford part number directory thingo tooo.

 

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Posted: Fri Aug 25, 2006 8:21 pm 
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ED-6K514-A SHIM VALVE TAP EF 4.0L I6

That is what you need, mine cost me $42 ($3.50 each) from my local ford dealer.

 

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Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 2:03 pm 
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Err, why don't people go to a wrecker, and get them out of an engine somewhere? Maybe alot cheaper? (they fit well in your pocket)

I just got a set of 12 from an NC engine we converted to AU.
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Posted: Sat Aug 26, 2006 2:24 pm 
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Yagz wrote:
Err, why don't people go to a wrecker, and get them out of an engine somewhere? Maybe alot cheaper? (they fit well in your pocket)

I just got a set of 12 from an NC engine we converted to AU.


takes effort thats why u don't do it lol...and people prefer to have new things in their car when they put something like a cam in.

 

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