12mm pilot bearing help!

Bill Kearley

GT40s Supporter
Nope. He's in Trump land north of Mexico. But you make me wonder. My RBT I think, used a standard Ford pilot bearing. Did I miss something or screw up bigtime ?
 

Bill Kearley

GT40s Supporter
Thanks for raising this point Rick. A call to Dalyn at Griffin answered the question. BMW uses 12mm, Ford and GM use 17mm pilot. I did have a problem with bellhousing length though. Kennedy and Quicktime bells are made for DeTomaso witch has a longer input. Griffins RBT is a bit short when used with Kennedy or Quicktime and raised concerns. I made my own pilot bushing and cut 1/8 " of each end of the bellhousing
 

Rick Muck- Mark IV

GT40s Sponsor
Supporter
I suggest to all to double check all dimensions. We had P1116 with a "BMW M1" ZF-2 and the input shaft is a couple MM longer than a GT40 type. Took all of 5 miles to wipe the thrust bearings out of the engine! Both the diameter and length are things to be aware of.
 

Bill Kearley

GT40s Supporter
Thanks Rick. I jumped to an unpleasant thought and had to shake my brain at bit. O ya, I made my own oilite bushing.
 
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