|Designed by Paul Cangialosi, the Peel ‘n Place T5 World Class shim kit makes shimming T5 countergear and maindrive gears very easy. The standard factory procedure for shimming a T5 requires a large assortment of shims. To shim the countergear one shim must be substituted for another until the correct preload is achieved. To shim the maindrive gear one shim or a combination of shims must be used to arrive at the desired preload. It becomes very costly to keep a wide variety of shims on hand.
The current price for a peel and place upper and lower shim set is $16.00. Conventional shim sets can cost upwards to $60.00 from Ford or Chevrolet.
|The new system only requires 3 shims. The maindrive shim is approx. .067” thick with peelable layers that are .002” thick. The countergear shim set uses a solid .087” service shim and a .077” thick peelable shim that has .002” thick layors.
A razor is required to start a “peel”. Use extreme caution. You can actually just peel down a shim until the desired preload is achieved. Remember to always seat bearing races by hitting all input, output, and countershafts with a rubber mallet before your final measurement.