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any one get into roller bearings?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by skidpan, Jun 14, 2006.

  1. skidpan

    skidpan 1/2 ton status

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    has any one here ever used roller bearing for the mains???
    I hear they are quite inpressive, and dont really know crap about them...
     
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    Smokey Yunick looked into it. It's a HUGE amount of work for very little if any gain and it results in a weaker than normal multi-piece crankshaft.

    Hydro-dynamic bearings are probably 2nd only to air-foil bearings in how low their friction is. Biggest loss is pumping the oil.
     

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