I was sorting through my 1918 engine parts, getting ready for a main bearing pour in the future. I discovered that one of the main bearing bolts had been cut off at some point, rendering it useless. I checked a couple of online sources, expecting to find a single replacement, and it looks like you have to buy a complete set for around $100...ouch!
Is there any reason a standard hex bolt, drilled for cotter pins, couldn't be used instead?
Maybe these are still available:
If not, I'll bet that Dave Huson would sell you a single bolt, or a set at a good price.
I have hundreds of mainbearing bolts ...which bolt do you need ( rear or center/front ) I will give you a bolt for the cost of postage ...gene French 970-581-2808
Gene, I'll give you a call tomorrow if that's alright. I wanted to talk to you about babbitting anyway!
Gene....just sent you a PM. George
I used hardened bolts from ACE for the front main when I installed the AC compressor. I ran the bolts, installed the nuts, installed the compressor plate and installed another nut with lock waters. Did this a long time ago. All s good.
Hey guys.......I just realized that I don't know how to receive a PM from another member! Where do I find it??
Shows up as an Email. "Please reply to User" and a subject
The email may be in your spam files, depends on your settings. Worth checking.
Ah.....okay. Got it now. Most websites have a "PM" section of some sort, so I couldn't figure it out. Thanks!
For whatever it is worth? I receive PMs here fairly often in my email. Send them from time to time also. I like the way this system works. A couple other sites I check occasionally? I have tried to use their in-house PMs, and for the life of me, I can't figure them out.
Guess it just depends on what you are used to.