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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:18 pm
Rob listen to the music

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urc8tPLbMTk

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:31 pm
timbo wrote:Thanks dennis I try. :goodpost:

.0005 for me but I am not a Harley mechanic. Is that why they vibrate so bad?




Tim
I always go by what the Book says OR better if my machinist wont go for better I find a new machinist my .002 was a number thrown out there from memory for 350-400 small block Chevy's on the center main checked with only number 1 and 5 mains torqued if its less great but after moving a crank from machine and transport home most are knocked out more than that.

I have seen Brand new cranks that were Junk
Heck most guys dont even check the run out they figure its been turned down its good to go :rolleyes:

I check every thing Im supposed too and I do, if its wrong it goes back to machine shop plain and simple.
better to fix it while its apart than in the car
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:50 pm
Dennis,
Actually a stock small block Chevy (by the way I love that engine) requires .003 or less by your checking method. Most all I have built is high performance or towing. That's when it needs to be less preferably. I have checked them with each cap off individually and as the manual calls for with only the 2 end caps torqued.

The rotax is more than I would have guessed being aviation.....What kind of RPM/HP does the little engine make?

I have worked on everything from tillers to diesels. My favorite is the small block.

Had a rod knocking on grandads tiller one season (mid 80's) just for grins and giggles I filed the rod cap. It worked! Don't try this at home...HA! Didn't cost a dime just an hour maybe 90 min in time.
I changed the engine out 2 or 3 seasons later....LOL!!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:09 am
Ended up dreaming about **** crankshafts all night :knockout: :knockout:

I'm putting this to rest until I talk to the builder, he can make the call, he's doing the final adjustments and the break in on the motor so he's still on the hook
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:21 am
It is his call but to prevent future bad dreams have him check the run out. :flatten: :flatten: This is starting to effect my sleep also :bighug: :bighug: :rotfl:
it needs to be lowered with big and littles. .

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:39 am
I dream like that too...LOL! Peace of mind can be very important...
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:43 am
Ever throw a rod? How about a Block?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBF6iZfg ... re=related
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:07 pm
WOW!
I used to go to those regularly in the 70's. 8)
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:19 pm
I still have some work to do,but I took a picture of the front of my car the other day. Rolled it up onto the concrete...sucks having to do work on the bottom when you laying on gravel :(

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Oh yeah,and my sander/polisher/buffer from TCP global FINALLY arrived with the compounds and 1K&2K paper....but they are back ordered on the wet sanding blocks. I'm not waiting,I'll find something else to use. Last time I had to wait on something,it took 2 months before it got back in stock,was ridiculous. And am I the only one who thinks their shipping is to **** high?

$50 shipping for a polisher,1 gallon of compound,and sandpaper. Order was placed on the 1st...just now got it :realmad:
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:24 pm
Took so long because it came out of california.
If you order from autobodytoolmart.com you will have it in 2-3 working days tops. Never back ordered a thing from them.
Ck this out... called a preppin weapon. Got one this yr. Its ok. I use it for finish sanding large panels.
http://www.woodworkingshop.com/product/ ... Med=GSTORE
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