This operation is much more intimidating than it really should be. Use a
good manual, (I prefer a Bentley) a good torque wrench, and give yourself
plenty of time.
I believe Moss carries the bearings you are looking for. Someone correct me
please if I am mistaken.
I don't think it matters whether you do the mains or rods first, but I would
suggest that you do one cap at a time to keep from getting parts mixed up,
and of course to keep from dropping the crankshaft on your head.
While you're in there, be sure to check/replace the thrust washers and the
Any decent auto parts store will carry engine assembly lube. Use it
I would also suggest that you disconnect the coil wire and turn the engine
over until you get oil pressure. Then start it.
Richard W. Leopold wrote:
> I'm planning on replacing the bottom end bearings in my 75 TR-6 (54k) in
> an attempt to cure low oil pressure when fully warm. Before I drop the
> pan I have some questions for the collective experience of the list:
> TRF was out of stock on main bearings. They make a point of noting that
> they only carry Vandervell bearings. Is this significant or are others
> equal? Do any of the other suppliers carry these?
> Any thing special about sequence? Mains first? Rods first? Remove all
> caps at once, or one at a time?
> Is it recommended to use an assembly lube on the bearings?
> Anything else that I should know?
> Richard Leopold