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Author:  lucian mitrea [ Mon Jun 12, 2017 4:53 pm ]
Post subject:  rod bearings

Hello! I don't have a Pre A model but i need something from you guys. Do you know from were i can buy one rod bearing set for my car? I have a early A from december 55 and it is not the same as the late models. The difference is that the original bearings for the early 356A models had the tab on one side and for the later models they switched the tab to the other side.it's still 1 tab, only on the opposit side of the bearing shell. I don't want to adapt the con rods from the late A or B,C. Thank you.

Author:  lucian mitrea [ Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:34 pm ]
Post subject:  356 AT1 rod bearings

Hello! Do you know from were i can buy one rod bearing set for my car? I have a early A from december 55 and it is not the same as the late models. The difference is that the original bearings for the early 356A models had the tab on one side and for the later models they switched the tab to the other side.it's still 1 tab, only on the opposit side of the bearing shell. I don't want to adapt the con rods from the late A or B,C. Thank you.

Author:  Jacques Lefriant [ Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: rod bearings

What size crankshaft rod journal?? There are a few sets around for stupid money.

j

Author:  lucian mitrea [ Mon Jun 12, 2017 5:45 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: rod bearings

Second cut 0.50

Author:  Brad Ripley [ Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 356 AT1 rod bearings

Left-hand tab sets are getting rare but at least a couple of sets are on Ebay right now (1st's and a 2nd). Or, a Registry Forum member might have a set to offer.

If you insist on using these rods, you may want to send them out and get the tab slot machined into the right side so you can use easily available bearings.

Author:  Brad Ripley [ Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:25 am ]
Post subject:  Re: rod bearings

Look on Ebay or, as we said on the other forum in which you asked the same question, have your rods machined to take the later bearings. Or, even better, buy some late rods.

Author:  lucian mitrea [ Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:12 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 356 AT1 rod bearings

thank you. right now there is not only one on Ebay. I'll try every day for at least two weeks:)

Author:  Vic Skirmants [ Tue Jun 13, 2017 5:46 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 356 AT1 rod bearings

Having thrown two 502 rods through the top of an engine case in my past life, I wouldn't use them. I throw them away; I will not re-sell them.

Author:  Jacques Lefriant [ Wed Jun 14, 2017 11:26 am ]
Post subject:  Re: rod bearings

Another option is to get a set of later 502 rods that take the later bearings if he isn't going to use them in anger. they should almost be free in cost since as Vic notes they are wimpy and you save the added cost of bearings/tang mod.
j

Author:  lucian mitrea [ Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: rod bearings

I found this on ebay. Do you thing it is corect for my car? The seller said to me that this rod bearings even if they are for vw it will be good for my car.
http://m.ebay.com/itm/381658039276?_mwB ... noapp=true

Author:  Alan Hall [ Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:22 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: rod bearings

I don't think those are correct, 25/36hp VW rods are not the same size as 356 rods.

Author:  Martin Bruechle [ Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:55 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: 356 AT1 rod bearings

Vic Skirmants wrote:
Having thrown two 502 rods through the top of an engine case in my past life, I wouldn't use them. I throw them away; I will not re-sell them.


I have a long block in the garage with a 3" x 3" hole in the top.
You have to admit Vic, when you have a big hole in the block it makes it easy to diagnose.

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