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Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:49 pm 
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I'm after a part number for the factory ford shims.. my engine's in pieces and I didn't have enough to finish my cam install. Gotta get some send over asap and it'd be quicker if I had the part number.

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Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:03 pm 
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Quickest way = phone ford spare parts and ask.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:05 pm 
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stockstandard wrote:
Quickest way = phone ford spare parts and ask.


tried 2 different dealers.. both said they only do the normal 1.9mm tapered stock shim.
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Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:07 pm 
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so get the part number and order them...

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:09 pm 
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nah you misunderstood.. those aren't the right shims.. those are the ones that go at the top of the rocker arm.. I need the flat washer type that are just like extra spacers
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Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:13 pm 
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That is all ford do. People who use facotry shims are using an extra set of those 1.9mm shims. If you want thinner ones get hardened washers from a hardware store.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:16 pm 
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I see I see.. will stainless steel 316 grade do or do they have to be hardened?
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Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 7:20 pm 
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AdamN wrote:
I see I see.. will stainless steel 316 grade do or do they have to be hardened?


I wouldn;'t be risking it.

All you do, or for the Wade regrinds at least, is use your original shims (ford put 1 set in the rocker gear from factory), and a second set of ford ones, so it is now shimed with two. Easy peasy.
I have posted the part number in previous posts ages ago when I did my cam and I put it in the fordmods part database.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 7:26 pm 
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I can't find hardened ones anywhere.. and I'd need 2 extra shims per rocker arm.. which adds up to over $120 for all the shims.. that's excessive.
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Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 7:29 pm 
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I can't find hardened ones anywhere.. and I'd need 2 extra shims per rocker arm.. which adds up to over $120 for all the shims.. that's excessive.


Dang they saw you coming. I payed about $40ish for a second set genuine from Fraud.

 

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Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 7:32 pm 
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Yeah it's complete bs.. plus if I use 2 extra sets.. the clearance won't be as exact as it would be with the shims I have already.
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Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 7:36 pm 
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Anyone got RPD's cam install guide?

EDIT: Nevermind.. got one.
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Posted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:45 pm 
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Ford only sell the 1.9mm shims now.. no more 1.6mm or 2.4mm.. That means I can't get acceptable clearances without using washers.
So washers it is.

Unless anyone knows where to obtains some hardened washers or 1.6/2.4mm shims?
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Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:43 am 
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Use existing shim + 1 extra standard 1.9mm shim = 2 shims instead of one.
We machine 0.075" of the base circle of each lobe. 0.075" = 1.905mm.
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