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Old 09-25-2011, 01:59 PM   #21
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Andrew . Not the same manifolds we had here, G28T same as A , intake is cast down draft, RHD had one forsale here recently, If sammy never got mine then i could post picture, well maybe, They are sort after here as guys use the carb of a smelly motor on them , ( holden) (hold on dear engine knacked) expect an AZ report soon. seems the tour group had a great time,
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:10 PM   #22
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The first intake combo looks like this Godward Gas Generator that reportedly produced 36 MPG fuel economy. I don't know what that is in LPK... Obviously the intakes arenít the same material but there are similarities. I hope this helps.
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:16 AM   #23
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Craig I have one of Godwards gas generator, Have googled him & found out he was a kiwi.Very interesting history, Have not tried it to prove the mpg , he certainly produced many of them not only for A,s This was one of many inventions ,
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Interesting, quickchange. Good to know.
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Old 01-14-2013, 09:48 AM   #25
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I have 2 G28T motors - one in a 1931 Victoria I drive regularly on tours and another in a Speedster I use for hill climbing. I have not had any problems with either motor. I have logged a number of long distance tours in the Victoria and drive the Speedster hard in hill climbs (5000+ rpms).
I recently pulled the motor in the Speedsater and went thru the motor and inspeected all the bearings. The bearings looked brand new even though the motor had been driven very hard. I pulled the motor because the flywheel bolts had loosened ( yes they were wired) and were about to shear. I added 2 additional bolts for good measure.
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Old 01-14-2013, 10:30 AM   #26
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I have 2 G28T motors - one in a 1931 Victoria I drive regularly on tours and another in a Speedster I use for hill climbing. I have not had any problems with either motor. I have logged a number of long distance tours in the Victoria and drive the Speedster hard in hill climbs (5000+ rpms).
I recently pulled the motor in the Speedsater and went thru the motor and inspeected all the bearings. The bearings looked brand new even though the motor had been driven very hard. I pulled the motor because the flywheel bolts had loosened ( yes they were wired) and were about to shear. I added 2 additional bolts for good measure.
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:30 PM   #27
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I haven't found one of these engines yet but I am always looking.

Is there anyone who sell's the Shell bearings for the G28T engine ?

Do the Shells sold to convert the earlier B with Babbit bearings work on them?

Would the steel B oil pan fit one?

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I haven't found one of these engines yet but I am always looking.

Is there anyone who sell's the Shell bearings for the G28T engine ?

Do the Shells sold to convert the earlier B with Babbit bearings work on them?

Would the steel B oil pan fit one?

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Ron Cloat has one of these engines for sale.

No one sells replacement bearing shells for the G28T that I know of. A fixture would likely need to be made to hold the shells where babbitt could be poured and then machined.

The shells that Rich Falucia sells with not work. I think someone could line-bore the block and possibly use a small block Chevrolet rod bearing in tandem in the main saddle bores. The rod pins could be offset machined to either accept a new A or B rod which if a different piston was used could make a stroker motor.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:53 PM   #29
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John , No on all questions, the inserts ( Shells) for english speaking countrys can be remetaled im told ,
Ken could you send me your engine numbers if orig ones for my records, Derek from a wet NZ but mild ,
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Thanks Brent & Quickchange!!!!

Looks like if I better find a good one .

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Old 01-15-2013, 09:51 AM   #31
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Unfortunately the bore in the G28T block is larger (the bearing shell is thicker) than any of the bearings currenty available. I have been told by a prominent engine builder ( don't want to say his name) that you have to "piggy back" inserts to fit the block. I think you should be able to bore and pin a liner in the block and then bore the liner to suit some of the available bearings - 283 Chevy rods, etc.
Maybe Quick Change has a better idea.
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Piggy backing is not necessarily a problem; Dragracers run smaller journal cranks in 327 and 400 type chevys that way for various destroker combinations or for theoretical friction reduction...'
They put in the bearings correct for the block than line bore and notch to accept the smaller size shells. This is in really high RPM high output engines...
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