- Tue Jun 28, 2022 1:48 pm #101653
Hi all. My 1956 Bullet 350 was leaking oil from the casing and also wet sumping through a worn bronze timing bush so I stripped the engine and noticed that the drive side bearings were worn so decided to replace. Having done that now the crankshaft locks when I try to bolt the casing halves together. I am certain that the roller bearing race is in sqare and also the ball race all fitted with new shims and spacers, the timing side is as it was apart from the bronze bush, if I remove the timing side roller bearing the two halves clamp together as they should. I cannot see any runout from the shafts but I do not have a lathe to check properly, and I have also tried turning the crank with the dowles and bolts removed and see no movement from the case, if any one has any idea of what it may be I would be most gratefull.