Friday, July 27, 2018

in 1955 an aspiring young mechanic of 16 years old, was asked by his brother to fix a rod knock issue in his 1936 jalopy.

His older co-worker gave him this advice...

drop the pan, locate the bad con rod bearing by tapping on the bearing cap, then remove the bad one's cap.

Take some old leather shoe tongues, soak them in oil, put them in between crank and rod surfaces, trim to fit, and bingo, good for 500 more miles.

It worked. They repeated this one more time and then sold that car.

Hagerty magazine, July /August issue, 2018, page 30

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