Missing Cam-Gear Wheel - to - Thrust Plate; Missing Spacer?

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Missing Cam-Gear Wheel - to - Thrust Plate; Missing Spacer?

Post by JungleJustice » Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:31 am

Good Day,

I'm in the process of assembling an "engine in a box" 2600 rebuild for my 1973 Capri that sat around for a while unfortunately (before I bought it...)

Anyway, there appears to be some sort of a spacer / washer missing that would ideally go between the timing gear wheel and the thrust plate / cam...? I'm unable to find good video / pictures / manuals that reference this part, so I'm not even sure that it exists, but it appears to be something that needs to be there to keep the cam timing wheel from grinding into the block? it will likely be keyed as well?

Any help / pictures and even a replacement part source would be great!

Thanks.

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Re: Missing Cam-Gear Wheel - to - Thrust Plate; Missing Spacer?

Post by Andrew 2.8i » Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:28 pm

Hi,
Assuming that the 2.6 cologne engine shares that part with the 2.8, it might be easy to find the part you need. Try calling some of the suppliers on the list found here:
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Try Capri Gear, Capri Club International or Motormobil.

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Re: Missing Cam-Gear Wheel - to - Thrust Plate; Missing Spacer?

Post by JungleJustice » Wed Nov 01, 2017 7:07 pm

Thanks! Yeah, I've been going down the 2.8 litre North American Ford rabbit hole for a few days now. I'd rather not know this much about Rangers and Bronco IIs... :xd:

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Re: Missing Cam-Gear Wheel - to - Thrust Plate; Missing Spacer?

Post by Paul G » Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:34 pm

If you look on the Motormobil catalogue page 221/2 it shows the 2600 timing gear. It doesn't seem that there is a thrust washer behind the gear. Gears are available part number 8019400-5

https://www.motomobil.com/3237,8019400-5.html

Stupid question - Have you got your gears on the right way round?

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Re: Missing Cam-Gear Wheel - to - Thrust Plate; Missing Spacer?

Post by JungleJustice » Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:49 pm

Yes - the gear is on correctly and the timing marks are lined-up - all of that is good, thanks.

So, it looks like it is a collar / bushing that fits INSIDE the thrust-plate opening and AROUND the snout / nose-shank of the cam that we're missing... It provides spacing off of the thrust plate for the cam wheel - the cam-gear boss on the back rides on this collar. We have one coming. I'll post a picture.

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