Essential when rebuilding your engine to ensure that the lower vertical bevel gear has the correct backlash and position in relation to the crankshaft bevel gear, these lower bevel shims fit between the timing case housing and the lower bevel housing
Fitted in conjunction with the timing case shim, the ideal positioning is acheved when the gears are in line and there is a just perceptable gap (backlash) between teeth.
This is for a complete set of 5 shims in the following sizes :
0.5mm//0.3mm0.2mm/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 (but see note below for these)
Packed in Duck Oil to protect from rusting. with slight saving when bought as set of 5 shims.
Update Feb 2020: All sizes now back in stock again - however, please note: the thinnest shim (0.05mm shim) has a slightly larger hole (i.e. the coarse bevel housing type, which has a slightly bigger centre hole - sold seperately as 0862) - as it is very difficult to produce in this thin size - my shim maker only makes this thickness of lower bevel shim in the one type - they work just as well as the others though in practice, as they locate by the stud holes.