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Help determining which bearings to buy.

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by wikedeye, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. wikedeye

    wikedeye Well-Known Member

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    I need some help figuring out which bearings I need. I know how to match the letters on the block and the numbers on the crank, but I cant read some of the numbers. Is there another way to tell, or can I somehow make the numbers more visible by lightly sanding or cleaning with some sort of solvent. I dont want to mess up the crank by sanding, or using something that would somehow affect the coating on the journals. I have the bearings that were originally there and they are color coded, but I think this engine has been rebuilt at some point because one of the rod bearing caps was facing the opposite direction from the other three, so I dont want to trust that they are the right sizes. Any help or recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Here is a picture of the crank, it may help you understand what I am talking about. The fourth nob over has a 1 and the sixth has a 2, but that is all I can make out. And the crank is not being stored on it side like in the picture, it is standing on its end.
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    Luis998 Honda Enthusiast

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    Hey Conan. I don't have your answer but I do have a place that will. Blanco has reccommended them through and through. They should be able to help you with your bearing needs. Majestic Honda - The Internet's #1 Honda Automotive Parts Store Magestic Honda for the win. SWOOSH!!! Best of luck my friend. :thumbsup:
     
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    wikedeye Well-Known Member

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    SO basically I just buy the green as a generic guide. Then plastigauge to see how much clearance there really is. Then buy new bearings based on the measurements correct. I am going to try the alcohol first and then go from there.
    I just checked out Majestic Luis and their prices are really good. I have been looking at manchester honda, but majestic is lower by about a dollar a bearing which is cool.
     
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    wikedeye Well-Known Member

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    Thanx a lot. I am going to try and clean it first, but if that doesnt work then you gave me more then enough info to get it worked out.
     
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    wikedeye Well-Known Member

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    Ok, thanx again.
     
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    :werd: The laminated card works very well. It took me awhile to figure out what to use, then I was looking in my wallet and saw my Safeway club card :)
     
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    Plastic cards are a great way to take apart cell phones too (any small or sensitive things for that matter).

    Wonderful information by everyone. I have learned!
     
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    wikedeye Well-Known Member

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    Here are some pics of the crank after I cleaned the numbers with alcohol. It worked really well, which is good because I didnt want to have to go through the trouble of measuring everything. Thanx again Blanco.

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