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Inserting 1600 cam bearings
« on: October 05, 2017, 10:59:45 AM »
This is a rather circuitous route..., but there is a guy from France, working on a Cortina 1600, asking on the Studebaker site for advice.  He has a proper bearing insertion tool that closely fits the bearing with shoulders. He says it goes well but eventually the bearing distorts and the cam doesn't fit. He has gone through three sets of bearings without getting them installed so as to have the cam fit.


Is there anything specific to this installation? On his behalf, thanks for any advise.

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Re: Inserting 1600 cam bearings
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2017, 02:39:42 PM »
Wittsend, does he mention anywhere what year Cortina, and type of engine?

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Re: Inserting 1600 cam bearings
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2017, 04:46:53 PM »
No, they didn't say. The only thing they said was it was a Cortina with the 1600 engine and I assumed it was the Kent 1600 as they referred to putting the cam bearings in the block.

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Re: Inserting 1600 cam bearings
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2017, 01:14:04 PM »
You could point him to this excellent thread: http://www.turbosport.co.uk/showthread.php?t=209169
A lot of people have problems with installing cam bearings in a Kent or Crossflow.
The secret seems to be that they have to be pulled, not pushed, in and out of their space, either by using a factory tool P.6031 with adaptors P.6031-3 or fabricate something like that. The adaptors seem to be crucial to keep the procedure dead straight.

In the turbosport.co. uk. forum go to: The Garage>The Technical Section>X-Flow - Pinto - BDA and Twincam, there you will find the best up to date (and vintage) tech info on Kent X-Flow and Pinto 2.0 EAO engines.
   


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Re: Inserting 1600 cam bearings
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2017, 01:59:54 PM »
Very good web site! Thanks!
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