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Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-08-2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By P-15
Re: 221 connecting rods

Tinker, I am located in the northwest corner of South
Dakota. I operate a farm equipment diesel repair shop, but in off hours generally work at restoring old mopars, occasionally taking on an old...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-04-2019, 10:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,184
Posted By P-15
Re: 221 connecting rods

B&S Thanks for the info. I did some calling and found a machine shop that has experience with sizing rods to the crank on flatheads. This is going to be a stock rebuild. The machinist I talked to...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,184
Posted By P-15
Re: 221 connecting rods

Thanks for the suggestions, I will get the crank out and check things further. Nice to know there are experienced people out there
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 11-01-2019, 09:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,184
Posted By P-15
Re: 221 connecting rods

Its the 24 stud. Can't find the engine serial #, but the head casting # is 81A-8050. Evidently the rod bearing must have started seizing to the crank as it wore the outer shell of the bearing,...
Forum: Early V8 (1932-53) 10-31-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,184
Posted By P-15
221 connecting rods

I am rebuilding an engine for a friend from his 38 coupe. It spun 2 rod bearings and damaged the crankshaft and of course the 2 rods. I am rather new at rebuilding flatheads, just wondering if it is...
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