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Re: Rocker arms

To: "Larry Hoy" <>
Subject: Re: Rocker arms
From: "Lawrie Alexander" <>
Date: Sat, 2 Feb 2002 23:49:04 -0800
Hi, Larry,

The shims impart a slight bend to the shaft so that it passes through the
rocker pedestals at a very slight angle, thus preventing it from rattling in
the pedestals.

British Sportscar Center

-----Original Message-----
From: Larry Hoy <>
To: <>
Date: Saturday, February 02, 2002 5:12 PM
Subject: Rocker arms

>What is the purpose of the two shims that are fitted under the two
>center rocker pedestals?
>My Haynes manual says, "Note the shims fitted under the two center
>rocker brackets on later engines.  These shims, 0.005 in thick, should
>be fitted to early engines also, when reassembling."
>If I lay a rocker assembly on the head it appears to lay flat.  There
>must be something I'm missing here.
>Larry Hoy

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