BearsFan315

1929 Chevrolet International - 4 Door Sedan Project

Recommended Posts

2 hours ago, chistech said:

I would grind the front journal down.010 to match the rest of the crank and if the center and rear still have plenty of shims left, just redo the front main. My 32’ Olds mains had the same dating with the oval around OMW (Olds motor works). My 31’ Chevy had the same sort of markings too. Shame new stuff isn’t done the same way. They don’t want you to know how quickly it’s failed now.

 

sounds like a plan, then all the mains will be .010 undersized from stock. not sure what shims were in there. i talked with Russ up at Paul's and it is $365 to do all the mains. i found a local shop that will line bore for me estimated around $650-750, Russ said $625 for him to do a line bore, plus $400-500 for round trip shipping.

 

think to be safe i am at lest going to get all the mains redone to a semi. then the local shop will line bore and finish it off on the mains with .006 - .008 shim set for each per the info i read for the 194 Chevrolet. think the sets i goat are .031 sets so could do any variation up to .010 per main bearing.

 

really debating if i should go ahead and get the connecting rods done or go with what i have ?!? guess could mic out the journal for the rods, and then measure out the assembled conn rod sets with no shims and see what allowance i have.  Russ quoted $110 per conn rod re babbitt. do they do these to a finished size per the crank journals or ?? set up with a.006-.008 shim set in each conn rod when doing so.

Edited by BearsFan315 (see edit history)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

$110 for a set of Chevy rods? Sounds like he went up! Does he know that they’re Chevy? I guess I’m lucky as I pay $450 for line boring.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

yes was clear on the 1929 Chevrolet 194 straight six. 

 

found a local shop that can do the line bore and he is familiar with the 194 3 main, said it would be around 450-750 depending on setup and machine time.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

picking up the main inserts and the connecting rods and caps to ship to Russ @ Pauls'

 

hoping to pick them up tomorrow on my lunch break, and then ship them out by this weekend at the latest. approx 4 weeks to get them back ready to install.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 hours ago, BearsFan315 said:

yes was clear on the 1929 Chevrolet 194 straight six. 

 

found a local shop that can do the line bore and he is familiar with the 194 3 main, said it would be around 450-750 depending on setup and machine time.

Hate to tell you but he’s going to charge you the higher price because of the three different sizes of bearings. My shop guy commented on that very issue. 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

pick up the connection rods/pistons and the main inserts today as well as the crank

 

the connecting rods and shims along with the main inserts will be going to Russ out at Paul's Rod & Bearing


the crank shaft is going over to another shop that will do the work on it. clean it up, magnaflux it, then grind and polish to provide numbers for the babbitt !! same shop that will be doing the line boring of the block as well.

Edited by BearsFan315 (see edit history)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

just an update for anyone following... Parts (Mains and Connecting Rods) have been received and verified by Russ at Paul's Rod and Bearing. looking at about 4 weeks turnaround time. machine shop has NOT started on crank yet, have a few in front of it, hoping by end of month to have the done so we can send numbers to Russ.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

currently idling and circling the airport

 

waiting on the machine shop to magnaflux and grind/polish the crank so that we can get numbers to Russ @Pauls to do the babbitt.

 

also got update that my distributor has been rebuilt and should be on its way here in the next day or two. had 2 spare distributors and had VCCA Guru rebuild me a spare from the two, plan to use the spare as the main distributor and the current one will be my spare/emergency one. will have to post pictures of it when it arrives !!

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

got my Distributor back on Thursday !! man does it look sharp. this was done by VCCA guru Skip Geear, top notch quality work. tested on the Distributor machine and good to go !!

 

20191006_075042.thumb.jpg.2665f37753271b5880c5e9fe92862666.jpg

what we started with, 2 spare distributors

 

20191211_193944.thumb.jpg.79560a0c986b0ecf77f92c58bb4aa666.jpg

end result,. one show quality sharp distributor

20191211_193955.thumb.jpg.42bbc6f47ee5b11ff56f6bfd71f4df18.jpg

 

20191211_193958.thumb.jpg.0106f5448a1ae9fa090bf1ed6454a17b.jpg

 

20191211_194042.thumb.jpg.e320fffa822905a63afb61e9f882b92d.jpg

 

20191211_194106.thumb.jpg.fdab2f8314c8e3ddebbbbad86e7f93d0.jpg

  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well Christmas has come and gone as well as the New Year. WE are now in 2020 and time to get back on the ball. Goal for now is to have the car back running by end of March. so is the plan !!

 

Got a call from Russ at Paul's Rod & Bearing he has cleaned up the parts and poured the babbitt. said the mains are already rough machined to .060 under and ready to ship. Connecting Rods are poured and rough cut, waiting on final numbers to machine to from the Machine shop.

 

Going to call the machine shop to see where the crank is in line, and tentative machine date. Once they get that done we will have final numbers to send to Russ @ Paul's.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

BearsFan315, I am glad that things are moving forward on the Chevy. It is a great restoration project, and I hope it all goes smoothly from here on in. John

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I Agree, hoping all goes SMOOTHLY from here, and at a little quicker pace. I will take Quality and Craftsmanship over Speed any day !!

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

got a call from the Machine Shop 2 about my crank, it is done and been polished, provided me the numbers for the connecting rod journals. so Called Russ over at Paul's Rod & Bearings to give him the numbers. they will assembly the connecting rod ends with a set shim pack, then machine them to size with an oil film clearance. said that should only take a few days, so should be on the way back to me by end of next week. 

 

I still need to go pick up my parts from Machine Shop 1, since Machine Shop 2 will be finishing the work and reassembling my short block. This is a good start to the new year !!  should start moving along !!

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

went by machine shop 1 today and got all my pieces, well HOPE i got them all :)

 

now waiting on the babbitt to arrive so that i can take everything to machine shop 2 to start finally honing and machining, then assembly ;)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

bought the transmission rebuild kit from C&P Automotive, as well as new bearings and their main drive bearing retainer w/ seal.

 

Image218A.jpg

1923-1931 Transmission Rebuild Kit

 

Image238A.jpg

1925-1931 Transmission Main Drive Bearing Retainer

 

just wondering how big of a task this is, and if i need any special tools to do the job ?? i have a press if needed for gears or bearings.

 

figured i should go through the transmission while the engine is getting done. make sure the main components are good to go for a long time...

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

got a call from Russ, and my Babbitt is complete and on its way back to me !!

should be here monday or tuesday of next week !!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

under the mains were the connecting rods, packed and wrapped nicely....

 

 

20200212_174730.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

unwrapped each one to check and they all look great, and about the same

 

few pictures of the inspection

 

20200212_174813.thumb.jpg.2a29e2943bb4829e0c37b4ac41d67b6b.jpg

 

20200212_174838.thumb.jpg.8327b1f6ffd5417383a2888cb5dfd56a.jpg

 

20200212_174843.thumb.jpg.4e38993c6af2fe9d0ab731fee4bb0022.jpg

 

20200212_174847.jpg.4fa433f5330504a2f610dfb27dc8560f.jpg

 

20200212_174823.thumb.jpg.2b1a678b1765a8c31945bef7a3fd6ddc.jpg

 

20200212_174827.thumb.jpg.c889f723027fc7f38ccfa1c4ff1852fa.jpg

 

20200212_174832.thumb.jpg.4e50f52be4e6df0c869c298bbb352506.jpg

 

20200212_174909.thumb.jpg.ee8fd58e3cf552fc6f21e8fa69927f4f.jpg

 

20200212_174857.thumb.jpg.b476dcdb9abbff026732c2f7ca688e1f.jpg

 

20200212_174906.thumb.jpg.1ca5cd29c18433e8411a81698f53170d.jpg

  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

just talked with the machine shop, and we are going to try and get everything sorted and over to them on monday !! worst case is to go by there and talk out my plan and things i want done.

then we can talk time, and then price, then i can go home and cry 😮

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now