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Old 06-09-2013, 08:18 PM
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Well I guess I'm a little rusty at this so I'll stick with a tractor question. From 1938-1957 Allis-Chalmers produced the small sized "B" tractor. It was approximately 22-25 hp and weighed around 2300 lbs. Now to the good part, the engine bearings in the Allis-Chalmers "B" were all shimmed with various thickness shims from the factory. Each rod and main bearing had a different number and thickness of shims, and had relatively exact bearing clearances. They had a compression ratio of only about 6:1, and a max RPM of around 1900. Why were the bearing clearances so critical on these engines?

Also if it helps the same engine was used on the later "C" and "CA" series.

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Old 06-09-2013, 08:24 PM
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Cause if you got them to tight the engine wouldn't turn over and if you got them too loose you couldn't hear your transistor radio over the bottom end noise.

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Old 06-09-2013, 08:29 PM
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Cause if you got them to tight the engine wouldn't turn over and if you got them too loose you couldn't hear your transistor radio over the bottom end noise.

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Good guess and the obvious reason is too tight of a clearance will cause early failure as would having too much clearance. There is an oddity I guess you could say about these engines, that requires a relatively exact clearance for the engine to run for any length of time reliably. The oddity is what I am looking for.

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Old 06-09-2013, 10:43 PM
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To maintain oil pressure.
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Perhaps to keep the overall size down to help keep weight down...?
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To balance engine and maintain oil pressure ,( like a early Honda) .
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Old 06-12-2013, 08:49 AM
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All right Kelly, I guess were not up on tractor problem as we ought to be. Cough up the answer and lets move on.

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Some one ask a question.
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Ok here is a easy one.

Mario Andretti and A.J. Foyt both did something no other race drivers have ever done. what is it?

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If I am right, Bill Vukovich died trying........

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If I am right, Bill Vukovich died trying........

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Spit it out John.

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Do they wear there Rolex at Datona
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Bill Vukovich was killed trying to win his 3rd Indy 500. I think Mario and A.J. did.

As a side note, I lived in Indianapolis until I was 10. I could see the smoke from Bills wreck from my back yard. Pretty traumatic for a kid my age.

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Jimmy Johnson could tie the record if all goes right.
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Nope to all.

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