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Bill Vatter
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Username: bill_vatter

Post Number: 3
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Tuesday, 05 October, 2004 - 04:53:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP

Anyone have experience using a modern solid-shell camshaft bearing that is pre-sized for correct inside diameter after pressing into the block?

(For the unfamiliar, the Rolls-Royce bearing is a split shell that requires line reaming or line boring after it is pressed into place.)
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Richard Treacy
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Post Number: 376
Registered: 4-2003
Posted on Tuesday, 05 October, 2004 - 06:02:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IP


The last ones I fitted were to my R-Type. They were solid shell bearings from R-R 20 years ago. They were certainly not split-shell types. They are pressed into the block.

They needed line boring, but that was not an issue. Maybe there is something new ??

However, on an old-technology block over 50 years old, line boring is a great advantage to compensate for those few thou of creepage or worse. Better line bore the bearings than the casting I say. That way, the outside diameters of the shells remains unaltered.

However, cleaning the block in a brine and solvent oil (degreaser) tank leaches the bearing metal: they may survive, but not always. Acid baths and the like dissolves them. Either way, the camshaft bearings need replacing at each overhaul.

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