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 Post subject: valve springs/retainers for new cam?
Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:56 am 
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Installing a wade 977b, on a 300,000km (but grandpa driven with log books) motor. Should I be getting new valve springs or retainers and where can I buy them?

Also is it better to get new shims from ford rather than looking at the wreckers?

 

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 Post subject: Re: valve springs/retainers for new cam?
Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:23 pm 
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Wade say the cam can be used with standard springs. If you're going to go to redline & beyond, then you may as well get new springs. XR6 springs aren't much better than standard ones.

Crow Cams & Atomic sell springs & retainers. Not sure if you need new collets as well.

 

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 Post subject: Re: valve springs/retainers for new cam?
Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:00 pm 
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old shims should be fine. I have a mix of old and new shims in my rockers without issues.

 

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