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Babbitt bearings part III; see how they are poured


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#1 THead

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 12:42

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The photo above shows the cement used to plug oil holes drying on the shop wood stove, is one of many in a detailed
post all about how we pour babbitt. You can all learn all about how it is done in a post with multiple photos at The Old Motor.

Below is a photo of melting out the old babbitt and at the bottom a new insert in the mould being heated before pouring.

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#2 Twin Window

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 20:26

I shall be merging these bearing threads in a day or so.

#3 packapoo

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Posted 10 May 2012 - 05:14

Thanks Twinny, merge would be great.
This is an extremely interesting thread ro follow.

#4 THead

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 15:44

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We now have part IV of this installment on babbitt bearings up on The Old Motor

Follow the link and stop by and see how we semi-finish the bearing in the bearing sizer below.

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#5 Peter Leversedge

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Posted 08 June 2012 - 03:31

I remember remetaling a bearing straight into a con rod at a night school class in the early 60's.................

#6 CarlRabbidge

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Posted 09 June 2012 - 05:04

I remember remetaling a bearing straight into a con rod at a night school class in the early 60's.................


We did the same at our night school too, Ford 10 con rods if I remember correctly.

During my apprenticeship we were still doing Fordson van engines on a regular basis and the bearings were remetaled to a semi finished state in our machine shop before we hand finished them to fit the crankshaft. I still have my bearing scraper today, it comes in handy for quite a few things.