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Old 09-23-2004, 18:25   #1 (permalink)
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Damn Ford Spares!

Would you believe I just paid over $100 for a sump gasket and rocker cover gasket? Yeah, well I did. How do they justify that for a couple of fuc#en pieces of rubber?

I was going to keep this a secret until mod day but I can't... I got a Wade regrind 1004 114 and they had no shims. Apparently I need double than you normally would according to Wade. The Ford guys had none and said they didn't stock them either.

So I guess the new cam is out the window? To make matters worse I am working at 12 until 5pm today so any chance of getting them is also gone =(

Anyway, rant over...............
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Old 09-23-2004, 18:30   #2 (permalink)
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Just go to Jolly's and knock the shims out of a set of rocker gear on Saturday
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Old 09-23-2004, 18:31   #3 (permalink)
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cant you get shims anywhere? Repco or something. When I had my cam/rocker troubles in my XF im positive the mechanic got them from repco.
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the shims that you need are a 50thou (0.7mm) I can grab you a set form Just Falcons if you want call me. number in a pm
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Just falcons is awesome. Bit far from you isnt it Gunns?
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I work in bayswater, (along with Mulgrave, Stkilda rd Melbourne) just happen to be at bayswater today. 1 block away for Just Falcons. Dam 2 1/2 hours in driving to and from work each day.
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Eek thats a lot of driving. I hate traffic.
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You don't need shims, just a packet of washers.
The washers you need, measure 0.9mm x 10mm.
You simply space the original shim with enough washers to take up the clearance.

It sits between the shim and rocker body.

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Would you believe I just paid over $100 for a sump gasket and rocker cover gasket? Yeah, well I did. How do they justify that for a couple of fuc#en pieces of rubber?

I was going to keep this a secret until mod day but I can't... I got a Wade regrind 1004 114 and they had no shims. Apparently I need double than you normally would according to Wade. The Ford guys had none and said they didn't stock them either.

So I guess the new cam is out the window? To make matters worse I am working at 12 until 5pm today so any chance of getting them is also gone =(

Anyway, rant over...............
Geez luke, why didnt you go to repco like i said? can you still return it?
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damn luke, thats a bit of a bugger
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