Dang you're spot on. I read the part of the instructions about the timing marks and pretty much ignored the rest. I never noticed there was a spacer in there, until I pulled the pieces of it out.Did you install the factory original "C" shaped spacer behind the cam gear when you changed the timing set?
The pics look like the spacer is still on the front of the camshaft.
That spacer (if it was installed) is NOT supposed to be used with the new cam gear.
The new timing sets (Cam gear, crank gear and chain) have the spacer "built into" the new cam gear.
You are supposed to leave out the factory spacer or catastrophic damage happens.....
The new timing set should have come with instructions that tell you to LEAVE THE SPACER OUT!
... but we never read the instructions..... right?....
To the best of my knowledge ALL new timing sets come with the spacer "built into" the cam gear and require the factory spacer left out.
Even the new replacement timing sets from Ford back in the day, deleted the spacer.
Yes, lifter bore can be sleeved.Dang you're spot on. I read the part of the instructions about the timing marks and pretty much ignored the rest. I never noticed there was a spacer in there, until I pulled the pieces of it out.
So I'm guessing I'm gonna need a machine shop to repair that lifter bore?
I decided to pretty much ignore it. Yeah, it's not what I want to do but I think it'll be okay. After all, the service limit in the ford manual for lifter bore clearance is .005" and it's still less than that.im really curious what the solution you went with for the lifter bore.