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Bearing size for aftermarket rods

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by cheese9988, Sep 24, 2006.

  1. cheese9988

    cheese9988 Senior Member VIP

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    I am looking to use stock bearings with an aftermarket rod for a d series motor. I know the bearings will work fine on the crank. If the oil squirters line up, the gap is checked 180 degrees around each bearing and meet stock specifications using the recommended grease, should I have no problem using that bearing? I can no longer contact the person who sold me the rod, so I cannot ask him this question.
     
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    formby learning in progress

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    take it to a machine shop. if the rods are forged you might have to notch the block and get some acl bearings sized for them. never reuse them
     
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    That was fast :) Yes the block does need to be notched. Whats involved with sizing a bearing, can they size any bearing?
     
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    dude
    just take it to a reputable place and ask them if you can watch them.
     
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    Ok, but will I need to purchase a special bearing, or can I just use the stock?
     
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    Would it be just a standard machine shop for engines or a specialty shop?
     
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