Remetalling in the NW?

It's a few years since I had any bearings remetalled, I've got a
(fairly urgent) job coming up & will be pleased to hear suggestions
for anyone reliable for the job within striking distance of
Warrington. I can probably just dump the whole job, crank, con rod,
bushes, with my friendly neighbourhood reconditioners but that's
likely to be a pretty expensive option. Don't mind travelling a bit if
it's worth doing so.
Alternatively, anyone got undersize mains for a Crossley BW1 ?
Thanks
Tim
Dutton Dry-Dock
Traditional & Modern canal craft repairs
Vintage diesel engine service
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Tim Leech
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Tim
I've been recommened in the past: Arnetts in Doncaster 01302/323931 or Speyer Walker Midlands 01788 832803
neither in the NW but...
Reagrds
Charles
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Charles Ping
...I wouldn't need to pack the camping gear to go there
Many thanks
Tim Dutton Dry-Dock Traditional & Modern canal craft repairs Vintage diesel engine service
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Tim Leech
You will need your passport though ;-)
Regards, Tony
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Tony Jeffree
I've checked with my friendly neighbourhood reconditioners this morning, they've confirmed that the people I used in the past are defunct, they would also have to start from a list of phone numbers as they don't see enough remetalling to have a 'tame' company. He did ask the question "can't you do it in bronze?" which had casually crossed my mind but not being a real mechanical engineer I don't know enough to be confident about it. I don't want the job coming back, it's about 1 1/2 days' work to get the engine uncoupled and accessible, plus the same to get it back again! Of course I know that white metal is more forgiving of particles carried with the oil, does anyone have any comments other than this on the idea?
Cheers Tim
Dutton Dry-Dock Traditional & Modern canal craft repairs Vintage diesel engine service
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Tim Leech
Never heard of anyone doing it which doesn't bode well. The relative hardness of the journal and bearing is critical as well as the embedability of the white metal. Bronze would change all this.
If I was in your shoes I'd white metal unless there was an easy shell bearing conversion.
Regards
Charles
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Charles Ping
That's what I always intended, just thought I would see what other opinions came out
I don't think so - we're talking about tubular (main) bearings of about 3" bore!
Cheers Tim
Dutton Dry-Dock Traditional & Modern canal craft repairs Vintage diesel engine service
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Tim Leech
Following a suggestion on Uk.rec.engines.stationary, I went to Lane End Engineering, in Prescot, Merseyside. They're engine reconditioners (and motorcycle specialists).
Collected today and looks, at least superficially, like a good job. Circa 500 notes for a full crank grind, remetal two 3.5" dia mains, one of which is about 5" long, one 3.25" dia big end, all bored to suit and oilways cut etc.
Not ultimately my money, but I'm happy with that.
Friendly service and done exactly in the time predicted.
He reckons the crank has been metal sprayed in the past, mainly from the unpleasant smell when grinding it!
Cheers Tim
Dutton Dry-Dock Traditional & Modern canal craft repairs Vintage diesel engine service
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Tim Leech

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