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1928 Star engine

Assisting a friend replace timing chain and sprockets in a 1927 14L Continental engine installed in a 1928 Star. Using the article by Bruce Hargin found on the technical page. Finding the bolt (nut?) in the end of the camshaft very tight.
Need to determine if it is RH or LH threads before going too far! Can anyone help?? Thanks.... John Thomas

Where Are You From? Lincolnton, NC

Do You own a car built by Durant? No

Re: 1928 Star engine

Hi John,

Several years back I changed over a '25 Flint 6-W continental engine to the double roller chain and sprockets in part using Bruce's instructions...The cam sprocket nut on that engine is RH thread, can't remember for sure what the 14L is but almost positive it is RH thread as well...Their is a picture with post of that conversion under ('25 Flint timing gear conversion)... May be of some help.

Where Are You From? Yuma,AZ / Leavenworth, WA

Do You own a car built by Durant? several

Re: 1928 Star engine

I misspoke when I said cam sprocket "nut"...The 6-W has a RH 7/16" bolt with a thick flat washer to retain cam sprocket, Sorry about that.

I should mention that McMaster Carr sells Double strand roller chain by the per. ft., whereas with most other sources you will have to purchase a 10'box which can be a little spendy.

Where Are You From? Yuma,AZ / Leavenworth, WA

Do You own a car built by Durant? several

Re: 1928 Star engine

Thanks for the information. The bolt was indeed left hand with a very large hex head (1 3/4").

Would you know if I can slide the engine with clutch intact straight off the transmission spline shaft, leaving the transmission in the car while removing the engine? Thanks again

Where Are You From? Lincolnton, NC

Do You own a car built by Durant? No

Re: 1928 Star engine

All this is leaving me but the 14L does have an open bell housing, I am thinkin that I would start by remove the wobble joint/shaft...How about it Don.

Where Are You From? Yuma,AZ / Leavenworth, WA

Do You own a car built by Durant? several

Re: 1928 Star engine

Since the flywheel is located on the rear side of the cross member you will have to remove the transmission/engine coupling, clutch, and flywheel before removing the engine.

Where Are You From? Texarkana, TX

Do You own a car built by Durant? Several

Re: 1928 Star engine

Yes, now I remember, thanks Don....As I recall I would center punch the end of one flywheel studd and also put a punch mark on the flywheel directly above that studd for a quick reference in reinstalling the flywheel.

Where Are You From? Yuma,AZ / Leavenworth, WA

Do You own a car built by Durant? several

Re: 1928 Star engine

Thanks again for the information, I'll let you know how it goes. Unfortunately this engine was left with a blown head gasket for months and is now stuck tight. Pulled the head and found corrosion and rust in the cylinder walls.
Any idea if oversize pistons are available for this 14L engine ?

Where Are You From? Lincolnton, NC

Do You own a car built by Durant? No

 

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