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Rod bearing clearance
#14545 Thu Sep 26 2002 01:38 PM
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brjr51 Offline OP
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OK, what clearance should I be shooting for on the rod bearings in a rebuilt 216. Rods have been converted to inserts with stock dipper oil system. No shims I get about .0015. Some of the old Hot Rod books say to open this up to about .003. This ain't goin in a barn burner, just a stock resto.

Re: Rod bearing clearance
#14546 Thu Sep 26 2002 07:01 PM
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I'm guessing you should either use the stock clearance or follow what the conversion rod manufacturer says to use.


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Re: Rod bearing clearance
#14547 Thu Sep 26 2002 08:33 PM
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Generally , .0015" ~ .003" will work fine .
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Re: Rod bearing clearance
#14548 Thu Sep 26 2002 11:08 PM
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I installed mine with .0015" last November , done nearly 10,000 miles since then , and they are SWEET . smile .

Re: Rod bearing clearance
#14549 Fri Sep 27 2002 03:29 PM
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Thanks fellas, looks like the machine shop done good. Dusty,you still runnin the splash and dash oil system?

Re: Rod bearing clearance
#14550 Sat Sep 28 2002 07:39 AM
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Yep ,, just a wee mod with the inserts in the rods ,,
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