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 Post subject: Shims
Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:19 pm 
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I will soon be the owner of a wade 1636 regrind, the only thing missing now is the shims...

can anyone tell me, what type i need - where to buy from - and how much i will be taking from my beer fund to get them ?

I'm in south-east melb, and the car is an EL I6

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 Post subject: Re: Shims
Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:29 pm 
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well it needs to be 1.9mm thick, and the diameter im not sure of, but you need the same diamter & thickness shims that your rocker arms already contain from the factory

im not sure if EF/EL are interchangable, possibly could be?

Will cost you $60 from Ford for 12 shims, or a couple dollars from the wreckers, thats if they dont make you buy the whole rocker gear
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 Post subject: Re: Shims
Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:55 pm 
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take a basic socket set to a pick-a-part find a car the same model as yours, and youll get a few for a few $$

from mem rocker cover is 13mm, and the rocker assembly is 10mm, might need some rags to stop them floating down the engine.

actualy if you havnt done a cam change before this would be a great warmup :P

 

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