Resently tore into a WD and found the crank in poor condition, Purchased a good standard crank and installed it. Found the rods to be at only .001 clearance. latter was told that I needed a fifty dollar shim kit. The motor did not have any shims when I tore it down. Is there any way I can get around the shims or do I just have to suck it up.
Re: WD Cranks and Shims in reply to Jay Glover, 04-20-1999 21:14:57
you could try using plastguage. if it is to tight you will have to use shims. some of the one i rebuilt we had the rods machined so you didn't need shims. but if there is nothing awrong with your rods the shim kit is going to be cheaper.
Re: Re: WD Cranks and Shims in reply to jason, 04-21-1999 03:43:15
Thanks for the tip Jason. I used plasticgage, and found the clearance to be to little. I guess I will have to go to the shims. I have a chance to purchase a WD 45 motor, Its been in the fence row for a long time. The rocker Arm has a strange shield on it that is not on my WD. That what makes me think it is a 45. Only $150.00.
Re: Re: Re: Re: WD Cranks and Shims in reply to Dan D., 04-22-1999 04:59:07
Thanks for the tip, Now I know I have a 45, just picked it up at a salvage yard, I dont know what kind of condition it is in but it is a start. I just wanted to get away from shiming the Rod caps, Had some bad experance with that. Thanks again.
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