[TR] Subject: Engineer Question again!
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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