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vashy
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:08 pm    Post subject: shim bank and valve adjustment tool Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Max lending me a tool reminded me...

I have the official IMOC-UK 4AGE shim bank and valve adjustment tool! If anyone wants to borrow it.

You need it for adjusting valve clearances. You can check them with just feeler gauges.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Tim Cartledge is after it at the moment
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Just out of curiosity who does the shim bank belong to? I was under the impression it was the mk1 club, the post mentioned IMOC and the shims were donated by individuals.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

It doesn't 'belong' to anyone. Vashy bought the spacer tool that comes with it but there's a gentlemans agreement to pass it on to the next person who needs it and put all your unused shims in it.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

I'm good for the moment, i'm taking the head off again and recutting the valve seats, maybe next month.

cheers [thumleft]
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

I have a whole bunch of shims & buckets in the garage that can be added if need be... Where do I send them? Vashy?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

[Think] Would guess Vashy'd be the one to send em to. [thumleft]
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

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I have a whole bunch of shims & buckets in the garage that can be added if need be... Where do I send them? Vashy?


Like wise, I have a bunch of shims and buckets which I will pitch in. Just need to rebuild my spare head so I know what I dont need first.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Sure, you can send them to me. (address pm'd G)

Or, watch out for this thread and send them to whoever has them next.

Getting a nice little collection now! (:
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

What's the postage price getting up to John? Do you think we might have to thin the numbers out a bit to reduce the cost. [Think]
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Might be worth reducing the number of buckets as it will be these taking up space/weight.

Can never have too many a selection of shims though [thumleft]
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 18, 2008 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Don't think there were any buckets in there at all when I had it Garrick. They don't tend to be needed. [Think]
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 21, 2008 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Limeymk1 wrote:
What's the postage price getting up to John? Do you think we might have to thin the numbers out a bit to reduce the cost. [Think]


I dug out the shim bank and it tips the scales at 1340g. Then I spotted Karl's Special Delivery sticker on it for 7.75.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Just a thought on this, to reduced costs for people, I need to redo my head, I am happy to remove the cams to do the shims on mine.

If we (royal we) find out the shims we need, put the wrong sized ones in a jiffy bag, with a SAE(Jiffy bag) and sent it to the custodian of the shim-bank with our requests.

This will mean no postage costs for the shim bank holder, and less cost for us that need shims, and the shim bank will keep being replenished. Also, if anything happens to the return post only a few shims will be lost instead of them all.

If the bank gets low, then maybe a 1 for 1 policy could be implimented.

I have possibly got enough for my job (I have 2 spare heads) but it would be nice to know I can get the missing ones if I need to.

Just an idea.......

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MATT! [Smile]
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 8:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Sounds like a fine idea Matt. [thumleft]

John are you ok to do this mate? If not I would be happy to be the 'shim keeper'. [Laughing]
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 26, 2008 6:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Limeymk1 wrote:
Sounds like a fine idea Matt. [thumleft]

John are you ok to do this mate? If not I would be happy to be the 'shim keeper'. [Laughing]


I can see a new group coming up [aghast] [thumbsup]
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 2:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

nice idea!

right, I broke out the shim bank to see what lurked inside. Someone had already put different shims in different bags [Angel] so, this is what we have:

2.68
2.72
2.73
2.76-2.80 - 4 shims in this bag
2.81-2.85 - 7 shims
2.86-2.90 - loads. really loads, 18 and there are only 16 valves!
2.91-2.95 - loads. should be able to get any size you want in these ranges
2.96-300 - loads
3.03
3.05
3.09
3.10
3.10

plus of course the magical tool that lets you change shims without taking the cams out (it's a bit fiddly but it works! You only need to take the cam covers off)

Next 18 shims weighs 205g, so 11.4g per shim.
The magic tool weighs 275.

Limeymk1 wrote:
John are you ok to do this mate? If not I would be happy to be the 'shim keeper'. [Laughing]

Thanks Chris [Very Happy] I'm cool for now! although if I bu88er off travelling again I will remember to take you up on this offer!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 27, 2008 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Great [Smile] I may be needing to post some shims soon [Wink]

Does anyone have a link to a picture of the elusive shim tool? I wouldn't mind having a go at making a home-brew version [Smile]

Regards

MATT! [Smile]
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 6:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

ka-ching (:

The 'S' shaped bit is all you really need; I actually found it easier to push the valves down with the cams by turning the crank.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 22, 2010 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Reply with quote including images

Hi, I know there's been no posts on here for a while but I was just wondering if the shim bank is still about somewhere? Would be very useful right now as pretty much my all clearances are out [Sad]
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