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 Post subject: where to find shims???
Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:42 pm 
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does anyone know a supplier of shims in the cranbourne/ frankston area of melbourne??
rang just about every automotive shop in the town and no one can get them in
apparently ford spare parts no longer supply 14mm diameter shims for ED rocker gear

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 Post subject: Re: where to find shims???
Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:54 pm 
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I am guessing you mean 1.4mm? if so, Ford never made one. There is a 1.9mm standard and is still available but, 1.6mm and 2.4mm are no longer available.
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Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:08 pm 
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ok i was under the impression that ford produced to different dia shims
the EA-ED was 14mm dia and the EF-EL ones were 11mm dia

when ur talking about 1.4mm are u talking thickness?
sorry for all the questions, ive never installed a new cam before so alot of this is new to me

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 Post subject: Re: where to find shims???
Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:15 pm 
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The ONLY shims I can see are the shims that sit on the top of the Lifter. From the 01/03/93 all lifters are the same all the way up to AU.

Yes, that is their thickness. I had heard that Shims were supplied with New after market Cams? obviously I was wrong :D
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Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:20 pm 
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Mate your best bet is going to a ford wrecker or self serve wrecker like pick a part etc and pick up a set

 

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Posted: Wed Oct 21, 2009 10:45 pm 
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I've got a set of 14mm shims for $25 (which includes postage). I paid $60 for the set from Ford about 18 months ago.

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 5:40 pm 
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A mate of mine that recently installed a cam and had to change the shims was missing some. After some research he found that the local nut and bolt shop sold he exact same washers that he was after. I think he paid $5 for about 500 of them. He now races the engine and no problems at all. So a thought for all.
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