Posted by J. Blais on October 21, 2003 at 13:41:05:
In Reply to: rebuild posted by Steve Kaminsky on 14:42:29 09/30/03:
I did my engine that had about 4500 hours on it in my bedroom in about a month.
Get moyers book.
The cam bearings did not need to be replaced.
If you talk to a machine shop, they can dip the engine with the bearings in place.
Crankshaft was ground and polished to 0.020 undersized (it was ovaled), the new main bearings where the biggest cost (350 buck).
I also put oversized rings in it. The end gaps should be about .005-.010 if i remember correctly. Moyers book did not really talk about it, but I called him.
If I had to do it again, I would have sleeved the engine.
All told I spent about 1800 in parts and shop items.
My engine has about 200 hours again. Raw water cooled 1973 Pearson 30.