<VV> Removing piston connecting rod caps and journal care

Charles Lee Chaz at ProperProper.com
Wed Nov 10 16:54:07 EST 2010

I understand the concern that nothing but the nick be touched by using a 
file, but this requires that the file be absolutely perfectly tangential to 
the journal, depending on the height of the nick, which is probably about 
.05" or something on that order.

It's big enough to tear up a bearing though !

Thanks for the guidelines

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mark Durham" <62vair at gmail.com>
To: "kevin nash" <wrokit at hotmail.com>
Cc: <virtualvairs at corvair.org>
Sent: Wednesday, November 10, 2010 11:46 AM
Subject: Re: <VV> Removing piston connecting rod caps and journal care

> Actually ANY type of sandpaper is the wrong approach to a nick because
> the sandpaper is flexible and you will sand where you do not want to.
> A small light weight file just drug across the nick backwards will
> usually take it off and not overdo it because you are not putting
> pressure on the crank surface  and the only place the file teeth will
> grap is the nick, it won't grab on a smooth surface pulling it
> backward with no pressure. Then use the 2000 grit to micro polish the
> journal with , I use WD-40, but any penetrant oil will work, then wipe
> things real clean. I use Wally World brake cleaner on everything, Its
> cheap and removes any residue.  Mark Durham
> On Tue, Nov 9, 2010 at 8:08 PM, kevin nash <wrokit at hotmail.com> wrote:
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>>> Date: Tue, 9 Nov 2010 14:33:26 -0800
>>> From: "Charles Lee" <Chaz at ProperProper.com>
>>> Subject: Re: <VV> Removing piston connecting rod caps & journal care
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