pilot bearing

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Gullwing
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pilot bearing

Post by Gullwing » Fri Mar 31, 2006 1:34 am

I am planning to put a manual shift transmission behind my Desoto hemi. I noticed the crank was not machined for a pilot bearing. Since I have the crank out being machined should I have it machined to install a pilot bearing or is there some other way arround this.?

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Post by rlwalker » Sun Apr 02, 2006 10:37 am

Gullwing:
If you're going to use a Hot Heads bellhousing adapter and flywheel, the pilot beading will be built into the flywheel and no machining is required, If you're using a 50's or '60 adapter, the crank will probably need to be drilled. A mock up will be required to find out for sure.
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