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Re: Removing aluminum from crankshaft

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If you have access to a lathe it helps... but just get a small fine file in good shape and file the heavier stuff off. The crank is hard enough that unless you really go at it with an edge of the file you won't mark it. Then finish it off with some 600 grit. Flush the oil feeds out thoroughly...! I use diesel and air several times.

Take a look at the diameters of your journals and measure in a few spots. Especially look around the oil holes. Sometimes the oil hole area will be bigger diameter because the oil feed hole cut away a groove in the bearing. Grab a die grinder and blend or chamfer the hole. If you do have a slightly larger diameter at the area where the hole is then you need to rip a thin strip of like 80 grit and knock the high down. Follow with a thin piece of 220 then 600. You don't want a high spot on your journal. If anything it'd be better if it were undercut a breath.

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