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Old 07-11-2017, 11:30 PM   #22
denniskliesen
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Default Re: 60 mile per hour all day long?perhaps..

When I worked on big trucks and construction equipment years ago I saw a lot of broken crankshafts. Some engines are just known to do it if they were ran at too low a RPM, (Cummins). Some engines if they had a bent or not straight crank would struggle for power, (Cat 3408). A lot of crankshaft failures were the result of a bad damper on the front of the crankshaft, (Cummins). Some dampers were oil filled and would leak, (Cummins). It amazes me how seldom you hear of a broken crankshaft in a Model A engine given the problem with the center main bearing failure. Haven given a lot of thought about this flywheel lightening, I don't think I'd want anymore taken off the flywheel then the difference in a stock Model A crank and a counterbalanced crank. And everything would have to be balanced. It bothers me whenever I see an engine with the pan off and 2 rods with the same number. To me it wouldn't cost too much to remove the numbers and renumber in correct location when it was rebuilt. I saw a lot of factory flaws also, casting flash in the cylinder head causing over heating problem, somebody forgetting to install the valve stem seals. Huh, what are those?

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