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Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 3:54 pm 
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I have a RSpec1 rpd cam to put into my 4.0L EBII. the question is what size shims do i use and how many?

I phoned up ford and according to their mechanic they dont know wat shims are and they dont use them in the falcon heads :S

Anyway i phoned up a local auto shop and the guy made a few phone calls for me and told me there are 3 different size shims available:

1.6mm, 1.9mm and 2.4mm

So what size do i need and how many???

Thanx for ur help guys

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Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:09 pm 
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well, ford are idiots then. there is a shim in every rocker arm from factory.

it should require one extra 1.9mm shim in every arm IIRC

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:24 pm 
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Thank you very much Gaz. Its taken me ages to found out what shim size i need. Thanks again, much appreciated
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Posted: Mon Jul 16, 2007 11:10 pm 
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What about for an Rspec 4 cam? What size shims would that have? And where would I get some (any idea of cost for like 5 or so shims?)

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 3:38 am 
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On the topic of shims, in the interest of learning more... what is the purpose of a shim?

I haven't come across shims before

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:25 am 
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avatar... i also have a eb series 2 5speed manual and am lookin to do some mods to it... so far i have extractors, s/exhuast and k+n pod filter.
whats the next step ya recon? what you done to yours? and how has it helped? is your cam all go?
any suggestions i would be stoked.
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Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 7:33 pm 
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okay i just got a price for a set of shims (1.9mm)....$142 f**k ME DEAD

Thats from Auto One. I think i will be paying repco a visit.
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Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:07 pm 
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ford is cheaper than that mate.

goto coventrys even. i got mine there for about 55 bucks

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:38 pm 
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Sorry to hijack but will it be the same size 1.9mm shims for an Rspec 4 cam??

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:26 pm 
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Fuk just go to a wrecker..... Im sorta a vip but i got 12 factory shims for free and an Au rocker cover for my mate but would be still much cheaper.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:54 pm 
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from what i remember an rspec4 needs a fair few shims for each arm, im nto sure on the number but i know some people had a lot of shims.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 10:57 pm 
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Ok so a few on each arm.. all of 1.9mm size?

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 11:01 pm 
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would be best to find the old rpd cam install guide, it told you how to measure how many shims you required IIRC.

could be a case of buying a few and doing the number 1 intake and exhaust rocker arms and the rest should require the same number.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 11:21 pm 
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Thanks mate. Ill go down to the shops, buy a few 1.9mm shims and fit em up.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 18, 2007 1:18 am 
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whast the point of shims...

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