Looks like the crankshaft on my '55 cub (that the PO ran without oil pressure) is not serviceable, so I will be looking for ALL those nice little (and expensive!) parts to rebuild the engine. That, of course, is assuming the block is still good. I need to have them look at that, since the center main bearing on the crankshaft was toast, and it may have destroyed the block portion as well.
So, my first question is, does anyone have a recommendation for a source for an overhaul kit? By that I mean crankshaft, pistons, bearings, maybe rods, etc, etc. I see listings on eBay, but hoped someone had a history such that they could either recommend, or tell me to stay away from, certain vendors.
When purchasing, do I go back to "Standard" dimensions? I did find what I think is a good machine shop in Raleigh, so will take the block to them for inspection and, if OK, "boiling" out, since it was full of little particles.
If the block is NOT OK, I may be crawling back to Boss' for that engine I turned down, if it is still there!!! This will be my first engine rebuild since a VW bus in '72!!! Should keep me off the streets for a while, and poor enough to keep me out of trouble!
Last edited by Dale Finch on Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:11 am, edited 1 time in total.