Pearson sells a main bearing set for 75 pounds? sounds too reasonable.
The hole for the T/S main bearing is worn in my cases, Neil Keene did the work and plated the outer race on the bearing. Since then it has run well. I am about to replace the crank with either a Pearson or NEB and I will have to confront the wallowed hole problem once again. Any ideas on the best fix? Bore the hole slightly bigger, sleeve the bearing and reinstall with a new bearing?
I wonder if Phil Pearson would have an answer for this. You would think he has dealt with this issue previously.
I mentioned it to him a few years ago and all he had to say was "Oh Dear"
If you do a search, this has been well covered not that long ago...
If i had that problem i would go to ABSAF. They do a metric crank / bearings and line bore the cases. Or get the right company to re-weld and line bore and choose a different crank.
I like the NEB crank / Omega forged piston set - up, but that is me.
On the last engine i rebuilt i used all C3 bearings:
Drive side roller = NSK
Drive ball = SKF (This is surprisingly cheap due to the popularity of this metric bearing).
T/s = Original Hoffman 12 roller sigle lip. I will not use anything else here (R and M also ok.) VERY RARE AND HARD TO FIND.
Curious...why the hoffman only on the t/s? The others don't come close in quality?
The original T/S imperial bearing is no longer made by the quality manufacturers, there may well be modern quality one's out there, but myself and others have had some bad experiences.
I am sure others will agree that you need to do your 'homework' when it comes to bearings or leave and trust the job to an expert.
I would be interested to know what other guys here are using? The other variable is of course is whether your are parading your Goldie or riding / racing her hard this will also determine what you can get away with.
The last thing I would do is bore the timing side bearing hole. It is too thin from the beginning, which is why they distort so easily.
I ordered a set of main bearings from Phil Pearson. Also the NEB crankshaft. End of budget. I will pull the motor apart this winter and see how things are. My big experiment is to make a crank driven power arc ignition.
Any one know an outfit that sells small pulleys approx 3" and belts about 10mm wide for fabrication? something that would live inside a primary case?
Stock Drive Products should have what you are looking for, here is a link:www.sdp-si.com
thanks, I should be able to find what I want here