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I have one TW at .092 (marked STD)
and one TW at .097 (marked .005)

Wich gives me a float of  0.00866"
Just outside the recommended tolerance.
So I need a +001 or +002, but they don't seem to be available from the usual suspects.
There is a place in the US http://www.customthrustwashers.com/ but still not sure if they supply the sizes I want. Has anyone used them?
Any suggestions will be appreciated.
Also! The TW I fitted 5000K ago have a white metal surface. (seem to remember purchasing NOS TW)
The rear one has appeared to have melted the white metal surface off.
There is no damage to the rear main bearing.
The car was running an auto, just converting to manual when found the end float problem.
Did have a problem with the oil plug at the end of the cam blowing out?
And was running an oil bypass for the rockers for a short time without blocking the original feed hole?
It is also possible that I put it in back the front or with a too smaller tolerance.
Anyone had this problem?

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I don’t know what engine you are talking about but the spitfire is 6-14thou I think so 8thou is fine. 

But if it is too big, then get the next size up and with some oiled emery on a flat plate take some off the back of the tw until it’s back within spec. 

And put the thicker tw on the side that takes the clutch pressure. 

installing them the wrong way round is not uncommon.  

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End float on 2500 was reduced , dont know why

My 2000 had back to front thrusts which has done no good to the  thrust face on the crank currently running  one bedded into the damaged face , and so far its held at 0.008"  

So back to front happens ...,mine has that Tee shirt

But 0.008 sounds ok to me 



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