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Reply To: Binding Crankshaft

Steve Hemingway
Steve Hemingway

After using plunger gauges on the loaded bearings, without the crank installed, I’m finding irregularities in the bearing inside diameters. With that information, how does a legit. machine shop attack this problem when the crank has been machined to a given dimension, particularly when working on older vehicles with limited parts distribution? I see where mechanics will interchange bearings and possibly mix bearing halves on a particular journal. I had a hell of a time sourcing over-sized bearings for this project to begin with. What do think a highly experienced builder might do?