[TR] Subject: Engineer Question again!

Randall tr3driver at ca.rr.com
Tue Apr 22 16:03:33 MDT 2014

---- terryrs at comcast.net wrote: 
> So...when I rebuilt the engine, the float between the main and the crank was too big.  
> To fill it, I ordered thrust washers, one regular and one .001 over.  
> That made the gap within tolerance, but did mean that the crank was pushed rearwards by that extra amount.  Would that do it?

I wouldn't think so.  I believe the crank journals are machined to size wider than the bearing, so the crank could move some distance fore/aft without affecting the relationship of the rod to the piston.  The rods are located fore/aft by the piston, not the crank.  But I could be wrong.


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