I'm making a new set of con rods for a 2 cyl steam engine because there was
a slight rod knock on one crank and no way to adjust for it. I visualize
split bearings on the crank pin ends. The rods are made of brass and I'd
like to put in "bearing" bronze inserts on the crank ends. The bronze
insert disks will be "lock-tited" in place before splitting off the caps.
Then, the holes will be opened, reamed and lapped to fit the crank journals
which are 5/16 drill rod. Does anyone see a problem with this approach?
- posted 16 years ago