[Mgs] Non-LBC question

The Roxter rocknatural at gmail.com
Mon May 2 14:37:59 MDT 2011

On 5/2/2011 2:04 PM, Alan Costich wrote:
>>>>>> BTW - You don't necessarily have to have had Saab experience -
>>>>> I was just hoping someone on the list had successfully performed this
> sort of procedure.
> Well, yes, I have!
> A number of years ago I had a proper Mini what had an 850 cc motor in it.
> In the process of restoring the car ( I had bought it out of a junk yard)
> I spun a big end bearing. I went to MiniCity and bought one (!) big end
> bearing.
> Pulled the rod cap off, pushed the rod up the cylinder, filed and honed the
> burr off the crank, slapped it back together and drove it (hard) for a couple
> more years.
> Of course, I had to lift the motor out and off the tranny to accomplish the
> task.
My opinion: this is far more likely to work with mains than with rods.

-Rocky Frisco

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