Essential when rebuilding your engine to ensure that the mainshaft bevel has the correct backlash and position in relation to the lower vertical bevel gear, these mainshaft shims fit between the timing side main bearing and the mainshaft bevel gear.
This is for a single shim in one of the following sizes:
0.5mm/0.3mm/0.2mm/0.1mm/0.05mm. Note - shim steel is now supplied in metric thicknesses, but these are offered in the nearest equivelant to the old Imperial sizes that were commonly used - i.e.
- 0.5mm = 0.021" or 21 thou (for some reason the actual thickness is 0.53mm which = 21 thou)
- 0.3mm = 0,012" or 12 thou
- 0.2mm = 0.008" or 8 thou
- 0.1mm = 0.004" or 4 thou
- 0.05mm = 0.002" or 2 thou
It is common practice to measure float with no shims fitted, then add one or multiple shims to reach the desired final endfloat, measuring each time shims are added or subtracted