With the motor out of the car, what's the best way to check crankshaft endplay?
You will recall that I'm installing a new cam and Champion heads. Because I ordered the heads at the worst time (read just before nationals), I have been waiting 4 weeks.Steve Wood said:dare I ask why the engine is out of the car?
Seemed like it would be a lot easier to do the work with the engine out of the car. Took me 4.5 hours to remove engine. When I did Charles's head gaskets, it seemed like it was more work with the engine in the car. Anyway, I should be taking delivery on the heads tomorrow or Wednesday.Steve Wood said:so why does the engine have to be out of the car?
I use one of those screwdriver handled prybars.
I have to be honest: I've gotten pretty comfortable working on the top half of the engine, but I am totally ignorant of the bottom end. I would like to do the things that Mr. Brophy and Wmsonta have suggested, but to be honest, I'm really clueless. I am, however, eager to learn.wmsonta said:I would also want .020" between the rods.
Yes.Steve Wood said:You ever look at a Buick cranK?
Hah.Steve Wood said:There is no clearance spec for between the rods on an even fire crank because the rods are separated as per this picture.
There is an rod endplay spec that is a max of .015" His engine has nothing to do with the examples you have offered as support of your expertise. Of course, he may enter a pulling contest someday?