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Old 04-12-2016, 06:08 PM   #1
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Working on 1937 ford v-8-60 need help with floating rod bearings. Placed bearings in rods, seams to be ok. but when torque down they will not rotate inside the rod crank is .020 under
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Old 04-12-2016, 06:27 PM   #2
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What size is the inside of the rod (originally 1.7995-1.800)
What size is the crank --for .020 the book says-1.578-1.579(52 type that should be in a37)

what size are the bearings---Ford made bearings that are oversized on theoutside---both .004, .008-----if you are using NOS bearings what are the letters stamped in the oil groove
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The bearings have to have the proper "spread". Don't know what it would be for a 60 but I've done 85s with full floaters. Need to use a mallet to tap the bearing shell either on the end or in the middle to get the right dimension.
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Old 04-12-2016, 10:15 PM   #4
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thanks for your info.

best I can tell in side of rod 1.800
crank 1,578
No. in grove reads Ford usa L1 or-11
takes better eyes then mine to see for sure.

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Old 04-13-2016, 07:02 AM   #5
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L is in the book as .020crank, std rod
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Old 04-14-2016, 07:01 AM   #6
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Old 04-14-2016, 02:46 PM   #7
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yes thanks for all your help
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Old 04-14-2016, 06:35 PM   #8
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You are very lucky to be in the same town with Vern Tardel if you run into issues with engines.
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Old 04-14-2016, 06:56 PM   #9
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No, Vern is in Texas
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Old 04-14-2016, 07:13 PM   #10
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I am lucky to live in Santa Rosa, meet Vern about 20 years ago. When I saw his shop it was like stepping back in time crazy place every thing you would need for your old Ford.
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