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Re: Not Again!!!!! MGB disaster

To: Scott Gardner <>
Subject: Re: Not Again!!!!! MGB disaster
From: Art Pfenninger <ch155@FreeNet.Buffalo.EDU>
Date: Sun, 19 Oct 1997 12:25:18 -0400 (EDT)
        Keep us posted, especially if the bearings failed again.

On Sun, 19 Oct 1997, Scott Gardner wrote:

> >     Could be that the mechanic just cut corners. That's a problem with
> > not doing it yourself. What size bearings did he put in. If he didn't turn
> > the crank then they would have been standard size. By not turning the
> > crank he saved himself some money. All cranks don't have to be turned the
> > the marginal ones should be.
> > ...Art
> > 
> Art,
>       The crank was .010 under when he took it out of the engine, and the 
> bearings had failed so spectacularly that the crank HAD to be 
> re-ground, no question.  It's .020 under now.  Haven't talked to him 
> since we got back from our house-hunting trip, so don't know what 
> he's found out about the second failure.
> Scott

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