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Crank end play shims

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  • Crank end play shims

    Who is a source for V8 crankshaft end play shims. I looked on Stephen Allen's site but only saw listings for 6 cylinders. I need a .002 shim. Does the 6 use the same shim as an 8? Thanks for any help.

    Darryl C. Lewallen Clarkesville, Ga.
    Darryl C. Lewallen Clarkesville, Ga.

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    Darryl, they're different. Last I talked to Ted Harbit about this, they (the V8 ones) were getting scarce. I'll look-see what I might have laying about but I won't even start to make a promise.

    Miscreant adrift in
    the BerStuda Triangle!!

    1957 Transtar 1/2ton
    1960 Larkvertible V8
    1958 Provincial wagon
    1953 Commander coupe

    No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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    • #3
      I'm in the procss of assembling a '55 185 and needed spacers to get the crank end play set. After looking and calling till I was blue in the face with no luck, I hapened upon an old Exxon station here in Warner Robins, that has been doing a bit of differential work, they had a truck load of spacers, different sizes and thickness'. What I needed was .016 total and I already had a .008 & .004. What I came up with was two .008's that were new. The center holes were slightly larger, but I just centered them on the crank, held in place with a bit of grease and the measurement was perfect. Give me the inside dia and the total thickness you need and I'll stop after work tomorrow and see what they have...

      Buddy...

      Buddy...'54 Champion 2dr
      Warner Robins, GA 31088
      478-953-3077

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      • #4
        Darryl,

        I looked in the most likely place and found some 5s. Also had one kinked 3 but no 2s. IF you had a 3 in your stack, you could take it out and add one of these 5s.
        Of course, maybe Buddy can help from that old garage. Seems like new shims would be easy to repro.

        Miscreant adrift in
        the BerStuda Triangle!!

        1957 Transtar 1/2ton
        1960 Larkvertible V8
        1958 Provincial wagon
        1953 Commander coupe

        No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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        • #5
          Try Don Gay in Lowpoint, IL at 309-443-5217. He has alot of hard to find things. Best time is at lunch or evenings.

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          • #6
            Thanks for the help. I've located a shim from one of our Stude. parts vend., he's sending it out tommorrow. If for some reason it does not work I'll be back. Again I really appreciate the the help.

            Darryl C. Lewallen Clarkesville, Ga.
            Darryl C. Lewallen Clarkesville, Ga.

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            • #7
              I'm curious to know who had one, Darryl. I'd like to get a few to have here.

              Miscreant adrift in
              the BerStuda Triangle!!

              1957 Transtar 1/2ton
              1960 Larkvertible V8
              1958 Provincial wagon
              1953 Commander coupe

              No deceptive flags to prove I'm patriotic - no biblical BS to impress - just ME and Studebakers - as it should be.

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