Rod side clearance

General engine tech -- Drag Racing to Circle Track

Moderator: Team

1972ho
Pro
Pro
Posts: 492
Joined: Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:52 am

Re: Rod side clearance

Post by 1972ho » Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:33 am

I only have one rod bearing for now Iโ€™m just checking things out and trial fitting to see what else needs to be done.Thats why if you know of a narrower rod bearing I try one of those.

Newold1
Expert
Expert
Posts: 826
Joined: Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:50 am

Re: Rod side clearance

Post by Newold1 » Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:13 pm

Post a pic of that bearing in one of the offending rods and a pic of the filet radius on the crankshaft rod journal.

1972ho
Pro
Pro
Posts: 492
Joined: Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:52 am

Re: Rod side clearance

Post by 1972ho » Thu Oct 26, 2017 1:42 pm

Things like this make me glad that this speed talk forum is here with lots of cooperation from all all over the country.
Things are looking good this morning the rod is now moving in both directions and the crank rotated with ez.Between removing the rod and reinstalling the bearing I think I may have had the bearing in wrong meaning the tang orientation upper/lower.๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฟ

Rick Finsta
Pro
Pro
Posts: 317
Joined: Sat Sep 13, 2014 10:22 am

Re: Rod side clearance

Post by Rick Finsta » Thu Oct 26, 2017 2:30 pm

Those bearings should be labeled upper and lower, FYI. That doesn't mean the rods were correctly, though. LOL

I've got an application where they will actually require all upper shells, meaning I've gotta buy two sets of bearings to get one... :(

Post Reply