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Ever been taken before... :crazy: This 16 HP Onan will be the death of me.. I was going thru my parts last night making sure I had everything I needed to start putting it together and noticed the heads, valve spring and cam gear was missing.. So I called the machine shop and yes the parts are there that was a big relief but I was also told after the fact that the main bearing has spun in the block and he would not guarantee the work... Well HEEELLLLLLOOOOOO :mad: why didnt he tell me that when he removed the old bearing... Now I have everything I need to put this engine back together and I have ALL new electrical (coil, stator ,starter,regulator, ign switch, elec ign conversion etc everything is new) and now the block is no good... WOW.. This engine recd a valve job, bored and head surfaced.

What I am asking is that has anyone done this sort of thing before... The bearing that were in stalled were NOT the flanged bearings.... Is there anything that can be done to this to make it work..

I am thinking if a flanged bearing MAY hold it but if it was that flanged bearing that spun I am in no better shape than I am in now...

Any ideas... :think: :sad:


I should have bought a Briggs...
 

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How much clearance does the bearing have? Mic the new bearing and use a telescopic gauge in the hole it sits in. Check the loctite site for a type of glue to pick up the clearance that will handle the temp. Epoxies work well but soften under heat generally, and because it's in the block? Often what i'll do is spin a sleeve and bore the hole. Lots of times on antiques the bearings or seals are ridiculously expensive because of proprietary sizes, so I'll make a sleeve to use a modern generic size for 1/4 the cost. Easy enough when i've got my own lathe and mill. If you don't have the measuring tools, take the block and bearing back to the machinist, get him to measure and fix you up with the best cure. I'm sure it's not garbage if you put a little ingenuity to it.
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Hi Guys
I am all set... I have everything ordered and the guidance of Boomer I am in good hands... And knowing all of you are willing to help out...

Thanks everyone
 

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I will take pics of how I did it.... I have to get the wife out of the house :thumbsup: because I have to use the oven to heat the block :mrgreen: .. I cant send her shopping :crazy: because it will be cheaper for me to buy a new tractor... HMMMMMMMM :sidelaugh:

Kidding guys she is a great sport... TO put up with this Frenchman...

I will keep you guys posted...
 
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