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I was wondering does anyone know the specs of the cam adjustments to the valve buckets... Had engine rebuilt slightly louder than normal i think.. Vehicle runs perfect just loud valve train....
 

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I have the same problem since my friend installed the regrind cams in my car when he used to own it. You need a feeler gauge to measure the clearances between the cam lobes and the buckets. So you need to take 16 measurements, then get the correct buckets and swap them all in. It's a long process I've heard and I'm not looking forward to it.
 

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The intake requires 0.21 mm - 0.29 mm (0.008" - 0.011") clearance.
The exhaust requires 0.32 mm - 0.40 mm (0.012" - 0.016") clearance.

Make sure the cam lobe is pointing directly opposite the tappet when measuring, and a little oil on the feeler gauges helps if there isn't any on the cams/tappets.

It is definitely a long process if you do it yourself. The problem is that you will need a micrometer to check the actual height of the tappet standoff (on the underside of the tappet; you'll see what I mean when you take one out), and then order the correct size from Ford that will give you the clearance you want. To make things more difficult, the tappets are measured in millimeters from Ford, and the clearances are measured in inch-thousandths, so you have to do some converting.

Here is the part list for the tappet sizes in mm:

SVT tappet PNs
2M5Z-6500-AA 11.256mm
2M5Z-6500-AB 11.325mm
2M5Z-6500-BA 11.385mm
2M5Z-6500-BB 11.445mm
2M5Z-6500-CA 11.505mm
2M5Z-6500-CB 11.565mm
2M5Z-6500-DA 11.625mm
2M5Z-6500-DB 11.685mm
2M5Z-6500-EA 11.745mm
2M5Z-6500-EB 11.805mm
2M5Z-6500-FA 11.865mm
2M5Z-6500-FB 11.925mm
2M5Z-6500-GA 11.985mm
2M5Z-6500-GB 12.045mm
2M5Z-6500-HA 12.105mm

The other option is to get 16 tappets that are all too big, put them in the head, and drop off the head at a machine shop to grind down the valve stems.
 

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Is there a way to use a shim under the tappets for adjustment?
 

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I wouldnt think so, if you flip over one of your buckets you'll see the center of the bucket is higher than the rest of the bucket (where the valve stem makes contact) and it looks to be made out of a different type (or grade) of metal.
 

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I thought the SVT used shims over the buckets? In other words, all the buckets are the same...
I was under the impression there was a valve depress tool to depress the valve so you can pop out the shim for swapping?
If you have to swap buckets, then this requires removing the cams, no?
 

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If there is a valve depress tool, that would make swapping tappets SO much easier. But no, there are no shims on the SVT. The buckets are specific sizes.
 

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I thought the SVT used shims over the buckets? In other words, all the buckets are the same...
I was under the impression there was a valve depress tool to depress the valve so you can pop out the shim for swapping?
If you have to swap buckets, then this requires removing the cams, no?
HEY... this isnt a VW you're working on [poke]

I remember helping my neighbor set his valves in his old Diesel Rabbit... You could do the whole set in about 30 minutes using the shims and the valve tool.... if only Fords were that simple.
 
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