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Grinding a crank with Dads portable crank grinder

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by George Miller, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. George Miller
    Joined: Dec 26, 2008
    Posts: 413

    George Miller
    Member
    from NC usa

    Here are some pictures of grinding a crank with a portable crank grinder. I had not used it to grind a crank for almost 50 years. We use to grind cranks in the car back in the day. Most of the time it was just one rod journal. We had a big crank grinder we used when the crank was out of the car.

    This is not the best way to grind, but I wanted my mains with no run out. Most of the cranks that I have had ground by some one else, run out at the flywheel, and crank gear.

    The mains are done, but forgot to take a picture of that setup.
    Just another way of doing things.

    A picture of rod piston and crankshaft that let go a 5000 rpms at the hill climb.
    This is a model A crank
     

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  2. Very cool George! We have had a couple threads about this.
     
  3. TwoStrohs
    Joined: Aug 26, 2011
    Posts: 2

    TwoStrohs
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    I am the proud owner of one of these, in car crank grinders, that belonged to my father and was wondering what it would be worth?
     
  4. krooser
    Joined: Jul 25, 2004
    Posts: 4,585

    krooser
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    We had an in-car grinder at the Enco station i worked at in the 60's... it was old even then!
     
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  5. TORR
    Joined: Dec 17, 2002
    Posts: 298

    TORR
    Member Emeritus
    from BOSTON, MA

    Tman, any links to the other threads?
    I have an older sunnen unit that is missing some of the mounting hardware to
    do a "drop the oil pan job".

    -Torr
     

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