The Ford Motor Car and Truck; Fordson Tractor, Their Construction, Care and Operation
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...a bearing adjusted by removal of shims it will be found that the bottom andi top of the bearing will touch the shaft but that the parts of the bearing nearer the joint between the two halves do not touch. This fault, which is shown in Figure 74, cannot be overcome except by the process of scraping to a true fit. Should the connecting rod bearing become worn or burned out through lack of oil, a knocking in the engine will result, in which case the entire connecting rod may be replaced. To make this replacement, first drain the oil from the crankcase; second, take oi f the cylinder head; third, remove the detachable plate on the bottom of the crankcase; fourth, disconnect the connecting rod from the crankshaft, and fifth, take the piston and rod out through the top of the cylinder. Connecting rod bearings may be adjusted without taking out the engine by the following method: First, drain off the oil, second, remove the plate on the bottom of the crankcase which exposes.the connecting rods; third, take off the first connecting rod cap and draw-file the ends a very little at a time; fourth, replace the cap, being careful to see that the punch marks correspond and tighten the bolts until the bear ing fits the shaft snugly; fifth, test the tightness of the bearing by cranking the engine; sixth, loosen the bearing and proceed to fit the other bearings in the same manner; seventh, after each bearing has been properly fitted and tested tighten the cap bolts and the work is finished. Remember that there is a possibility of getting the bearings too tight, and under such conditions the babbitt is apt to cut out quickly unless precaution is taken to run the engine slowly at the start. It is a good plan after adjusting the bearings to jack up the rear...
- Paperback | 56 pages
- 189 x 246 x 3mm | 118g
- 13 Sep 2013
- Illustrations, black and white