OFF TOPIC: need main bearing for Durant car

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2015: OFF TOPIC: need main bearing for Durant car
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Aaron Griffey, Hayward Ca. on Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 12:38 pm:

I am overhauling a '30 Durant (4 cylinder Continental engine) That has a burned out rod and worn out main bearings.
The rods are babbit, Erik Barrett can take care of that, but the mains are inserts.
Somebody must have mains for the once popular Continental 4 banger engine that was used in several cars, boats and fork lifts.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ed in California on Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 12:45 pm:

Maybe Olcar bearings might have them or a lead.

Olcar Bearing Co. 1-910.693.3324


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 01:48 pm:

You might look at the VCCA site;
http://vcca.org/forum/ubbthreads.php/forum_summary
to see if there are engine rebuilders that could do shell type bearings. The Chevrolet engine used shell bearing for the mains even back in the 4 cylinder era. Also;
http://www.smokstak.com/


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ted Dumas on Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 08:06 pm:

Why don't you get Erik to flow Babbitt on the insert surface and then machine them to size?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gary Tillstrom 30 miles N of Memphis TN on Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 09:50 pm:

You might have luck looking at the rod bearings in a Ferguson TO20 or TO30. Those were continental engines and I suspect wouldn't be hard to find. Check some of the tractor forums if for no other reason to get the crank pin diameter to see if they are a possible match.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ted Dumas on Saturday, May 23, 2015 - 10:34 pm:

You might also try:
Halamicek Auto Supply 626 St. Joseph Gonzales, TX 78629 830-672-3017 In business since 20's,no t parts,lots of later NORS parts, incl windshield glass.

and

Antique Auto Supply
1225 Colorado Ln
Arlington, Tx 76015 USA

Stacy Brown
Tel: 817-275-2381
www.antiqueautosupply.com

Stacy has been collecting new obsolete parts for 50 years.


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