1939 322 lasalle bearing questions

Started by flathead39, November 19, 2014, 03:08:21 PM

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flathead39

I was wondering if the 322 in my 39 lasalle has Babbitt bearings or standard bearings. Also do they require the same inspection that standard bearings and surfaces do and is there any issues or certain things to look for in the Babbitt bearings. My engine has not been cranked in years but I have my fingers crossed that the internals are still ok.

Thanks
Shane stanley
shane stanley

Steve Passmore

You have shell bearing as per all V8 flatheads. The manual give were tolerances for the journals.
Steve

Present
1937 60 convertible coupe
1941 62 convertible coupe
1941 62 coupe

Previous
1936 70 Sport coupe
1937 85 series V12 sedan
1938 60 coupe
1938 50 coupe
1939 60S
1940 62 coupe
1941 62 convertible coupe x2
1941 61 coupe
1941 61 sedan x2
1941 62 sedan x2
1947 62 sedan
1959 62 coupe

Fred Pennington 25635

Just a comment. The bearings are available in a variety of undersize options.
They are usually military surplus.
Check with and engine parts supplier like Terrel Machine to find out what sizes they have before machining a crankshaft.

 
Fred Pennington, CLC 25635
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31caddy

Quote from: S Passmore on November 19, 2014, 03:10:34 PM
You have shell bearing as per all V8 flatheads. The manual give were tolerances for the journals.

Steve, Of course you remember that the 341 & 353 cubic inch flathead V8's through at least 1932 used babbitt on both the rods and mains. I AM curious as to when (year and engine) the change to insert bearings was made.
R. Rowland CLC #28971

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1931 Model 355A Fleetwood 4535 Convertible Coupe
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Steve Passmore

Quote from: 31caddy on November 21, 2014, 05:31:40 PM
Steve, Of course you remember that the 341 & 353 cubic inch flathead V8's through at least 1932 used babbitt on both the rods and mains. I AM curious as to when (year and engine) the change to insert bearings was made.

Sorry Rick I was referring to the 'New' engines than I'm familiar with starting in 1936, They, including Shanes engine are shells. I have never got into the earlier type of V8.
Steve

Present
1937 60 convertible coupe
1941 62 convertible coupe
1941 62 coupe

Previous
1936 70 Sport coupe
1937 85 series V12 sedan
1938 60 coupe
1938 50 coupe
1939 60S
1940 62 coupe
1941 62 convertible coupe x2
1941 61 coupe
1941 61 sedan x2
1941 62 sedan x2
1947 62 sedan
1959 62 coupe

flathead39

Thanks guys for the info. I was sweating finding a trustworthy machine shop in my area to re-babbit my engine if needed. 1 less thing on my list of things to worry about. Lol
shane stanley