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Thanks Jeremy, this is very helpful. I'll admit I'm a little skittish about cutting the balance chain.
I made the pusher out of a PVC gutter hanger, it was strangely well shaped for the job. It has a curve and a wide base to tap with a hammer. I shaped the tip with a saw and file so that it could grab onto the holes in the bearings. I made a few, expecting them to break, but they haven't yet.
here is what it started out as: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Amerimax-Home-Products-5-in-White-Vinyl-K-Style-Hidden-Gutter-Hanger-M0722B/313258081
I used an old bearing shell, with the tab filed off, to ride in the journal. Gently push/tap it around with the pusher. It was really quite easy. #1 was the most fiddly since the frame is in the way.
I've got them all except for #5. The #5 main bearing cap is "captured" between the block edge and the crankshaft. Is there a trick to get it out? It drops about 1/2 in and stops. I'v tried rotating the crank to see if there was a more favorable orientation but no luck.
pictures of the bearings to come ... they are pretty badly scuffed and worn. None are down to the copper, and none have spun.
How was the result of your bearing job? much improvement?
->Posting last edited on Sat, 22 Aug 2020 07:31:32.
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- balance chain and main bearings: check my work, bobc , Fri, 21 Aug 2020 10:45:17
- All done! for now ..., bobc , Sun, 23 Aug 2020 09:02:122
- almost there, its always something, help!, bobc , Sat, 22 Aug 2020 13:20:21
- Re: balance chain and main bearings: check my work, SWEDECAR , Fri, 21 Aug 2020 17:27:26
- Re: balance chain and main bearings: check my work, Jeremy R., Fri, 21 Aug 2020 11:29:46
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