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Pouring Babbitt Bearing Inserts for an IHC M


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Old 03-29-2005, 12:10:36 AM
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Default Pouring Babbitt Bearing Inserts for an IHC M

Several of you gave me some good tips on how to make babbitt bearing inserts for my IHC Model M 1 1/2 h.p. engine. I made the bearings, and took photos of the process, along with some commentary. You can see it at..
http://www.Geocities websites CLOSED in 2009/baja/canyon...t/babbitt.html
If you have additional tips or suggestions on how to make my next babbitt bearing project go smooth, I'm all ears. Thanks! Tom
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Way to go Tom. I sure liked your step by step pictures.
Keep up the good work.
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Tom,you did a great job on the bearings!!. It's always more fun to pour your own bearings than to just go and buy them. It's the set up and fitment that takes a lot longer than the pour. If you want to make real nice grease grooves i use heavy string , which they used to call "store string" years ago. All you do is wrap it spirally around the center piece of the jig. After the pour , remove the string and you have nice grooves. It has always worked for me.
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That is a very good job you did Tom. Never seen it before that way. Looks very professional. Great pictures too, thanks for sharing.
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Tom, That is a great looking job and illustration, It would be nice to see that process linked or brought here on the Stack as a one click
fixture of this sight.. That way people can find it without a search after this thread gets older.. A BIG thank YOU for sharing this with us !!
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That's an outstanding writeup and series of pictures. Good job! Thank you for showing it to us.

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