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Old 10-11-2012, 11:34 PM
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Default Where to buy bearings/rings?

I don't have the oil pan off yet (I should have a set of M12 x 1.50 x 70mm bolts tomorrow so I can put it on the stand), but Zim's annual swap meet is on Saturday and I can take advantage of a parts discount if I buy now...

Should I buy these parts at Zims now just so that I have them for my motor (or a donor short block), or should I wait till later? Who are the best sources for these parts?

While I'm at it, is there any reason to stick with OE Porsche, or are Glyco just fine?
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Old 10-13-2012, 04:22 PM
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Glyco is fine, I've had bad luck with goetze rings and have been using the custom Lindsey rings on the last 4 engines I have built for race engines with stock bores and alusil. U gap the rings to your liking. I use world PAC, ssf, ebs racing, lindsey racing for bearings and rings, global metrics or fastenal or eagle day for hardware
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I did a bunch of research on the rod bearings when I had my engine out last year, and, it turns out that Glyco actually makes the OE Porsche bearings. I did have a couple of people tell me that the Glyco ones weren't as good as the OE ones, but no one could give me a quantifiable reason for this belief. I also had several reputable sources tell me that the Glyco ones were just fine. I went with the Glyco ones, and have had no problems at all.. I've got about 18k miles on them now and everything seems fine.

Also, you have a PM
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I used Lindsey to source parts for 2 engine rebuilds. They set things up nicely on their web site if you need all the gaskets, etc. for a full rebuild. I used Glyco bearings on both. I also have heard that they were not as good as OEM but will let someone else jump in with substantiation of the claim. I have about 40 racing track hours on my latest motor, with the Glyco bearings, with no sign of problems. I plan to replace them this winter, so I'll post what they look like. I've been using the stock Porsche, pre-cut piston rings.
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Old 10-13-2012, 06:03 PM
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Also, have you considered a 2.85 stoker (Blown 944) since you'll have it apart anyway? Seems like big reliable power for not much money, and they're all the rage these days
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