crankshaft on Cord 812

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05 Mar 2018 05:03 #34265 by rambler
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With the crankshaft bearing cap covers , in tightening them , to what level should they be tightened .
With the bearings themselves are they a poured or 'babbit' style . ? Are they available for purchase .
Any help at all would be appreciated before I get into this area . Thanks in advance to responders .
MICK

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05 Mar 2018 15:26 #34267 by 1748 S
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Originally our rods and main bearings were poured Babbitt but.. Yours could be modified to use insert bearings like any modern engine. I don't have the torque specification you asked for but will look for it if nobody helps you.

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17 Mar 2018 01:49 #34317 by JIM.OBRIEN
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The original bearings are poured babbitt. The babbitt are poured on a backing, (not poured in place). The bearings must be installed and then align bored in place to the final size. If I remember right the torque for the main bearing caps is 55 ft-lbs, I'll check my notes.

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18 Mar 2018 00:41 #34328 by 1748 S
1748 S replied the topic: crankshaft on Cord 812
Finally had time to research this torque numbers.
Rods are 35 to 40 ft lbs
Mains are 90 ft lbs
Heada are 55 ft lbs.
These numbers came from Tom Georgeson a few years ago. And before that Henry Portz confirmed this. If this information is suspect please verify it by calling Stan Gilliand of Cord Parts in Wellington Kansas USA...

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18 Mar 2018 03:13 #34330 by rambler
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Thank you so much for these abovelisted replies . Sure to
be a help to me in my project and no doubt a really good
reminder to other people who need this type of information.
This Forum is a great resource of the knowledge of many .
MICK

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18 Mar 2018 21:48 #34333 by 1748 S
1748 S replied the topic: crankshaft on Cord 812
Your welcome for this shared information. As I posted.. I got it from two very well respected members who owned, operated and repaired these great cars. But sadly they have both passed on.. But their legacy lives on in what they have taught us. Information shared will always live on but information that we take to the grave dies with us. I can only hope to know a small portion of what Tom and George knew about these cars we all love so much.

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