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Online Duncan R

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Big End shells - recomendations
« on: 08.05. 2012 16:43 »
Hi All,

I am about to start putting the engine back together and I need to source some big end shells. Can anyone recommend a particular brand? Or are the all much of a muchness?

Many thanks

Duncan
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Re: Big End shells - recomendations
« Reply #1 on: 08.05. 2012 17:00 »
Hi Duncan
I've only ever replaced two sets, both purchased from C&D autos and no problems with them, but to be honest I can't recall anybody complaining of poor quality shells.
Be sure if someone has had an issue with a set they chime in
All the best - Bill
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Re: Big End shells - recomendations
« Reply #2 on: 08.05. 2012 17:45 »
Hi Bill,

Thanks, I did a search but nothing came up re:poor quality or any issues with a particular brand. Knowing C & D they would not supply iffy parts.

Cheers

Duncan
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Re: Big End shells - recomendations
« Reply #3 on: 09.05. 2012 12:14 »
Have a read of this thread.

http://www.a7a10.net/forum/index.php/topic,5028.0.html

In short use Aluminium/Tin with an oil filter for road and Copper/Lead/Indium for racing. Glacier are best for Aluminium/Tin, Clevite are best for current production Copper/Lead/Indium.
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Re: Big End shells - recomendations
« Reply #4 on: 10.05. 2012 20:11 »
Thanks Kommando
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