Posts: 103 From: Ozark, AL(again after a year of being deployed) Registered: Feb 2001
posted 10-06-2002 08:41 PM
Tom, Looks like you are not getting alot of info so I will share one of my experiences. I run a Lenco with dual iron disks. I launch at 5800 RPM. For some crazy reason known only to me I tried a bonze pilot bearing, here is what happened: It egged out the pilot bearing so bad that the input shaft started digging into the candle stick(throw out bearing support) It caused the candle stick to swell & at the end of a run when I was finally able to get the clutch mashed, it stuck there 'till it cooled down. Given the above I run nothing but a roller now. This is only my experience and I am sure someone will be able to tell you bronze is a cold beer & a pretzel way to go. Good luck, Mark J
Posts: 136 From: San Jose CA USA Registered: Jun 2000
posted 10-07-2002 08:03 AM
A mechanic for a shipping company told me that the roller bearings dry out to fast. And unless I was going to change it often it wasn't worth it. Was his company buying cheap bearings? (I could see them doing that) This car will be cruised around as much as possible...not a "track" car.