oh, that's interesting. the pressure from the torque converter did not occur to me at all.
the break in the build is not because i don't want to move forward, i just moved houses about 5 weeks ago and i need to get my stuff back in order before continuing. but fear not, the new house will soon have more shop space for better projects. but there are little things to take care of first, plus i have to sell my old house.
Shameless plug, does anyone want to buy a 1326sq.ft. house with 3bedroom, 2bath, 1010sq.ft. garage with all sorts of 220/110v drops and even compressed air ran into the walls? https://maps.google.com/maps?q=3329+Cil … .18,,0,1.7 you can tell which one is mine, it's the one with two MR2's, an escort, an explorer and a wrx in the driveway
I'm looking for $155k, backs to woods and has decent privacy. even has a sprinkler system so you can focus on the cars instead of lawn maintenance (sprinkler was after google truck went through). it's even had a WWII radial engine powered MR2 built in there!
back to tech, i'm planning on using two bearings back to back to handle the load. you can see it if you scroll up to post #105 ( or click here: http://frankensteinmotorworks.com/Airpl … G_0181.JPG ) the bearings are #6211 (mcmaster: 5972K113) they are a deep groove ball bearing and while there is no rating written on there, most ball bearings are good to between 25 and 50% of their radial capacity in the axial direction. if we assume that the axial load will all get taken by one bearing (likely) it still has a 2500lb axial load capability minimum. they will also be lubricated with jet oil which is a great coolant.
that is very good to know, it did not occur to me that the torque converter would push on the crank like that, but it makes sense now that you mention it.