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Old 05-02-2010, 10:21:14 AM
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That engine looks awesome. Excellent job.
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Nice Reid! Love to look at the pictures, thanks for posting.

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Worked on the bearings this week end , she must have ran for awhile sagged down on the clutch side. I melted down the bearings and cleaned the bed plate and installed a dummy shaft in the bed plate,leveled, squared and centered it setting the shaft on jack stands. Dad showed up with a bucket of yellow clay from the road ditch near his house
and said this is what your Grand Dad used for dam around the shaft.mix ratio was 4parts clay to one part melted snow I think .We only poured the bottom halfs since the top never wears,cut new wood shims out ot some yellow pine and set the wheels back in place. I may have left out a few key steps like don't pour the babbit to fast and make sure the shaft and bed plate is hot but not too hot. trial and error
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Just passing on some info, since they outlawed babbit mud because of asbestos finding something to use has been an issue and not everyone has the yellow mud you used. We have found a great easy to find and cheap substitute, Play Dough.
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I HAVE HEARD PLASTER OF PARIS WORKS WELL ALSO. DON'T KNOW
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Anyone use Babbit tight or Damtight as some call it? I Recently did the Mandrel Shaft on My sawmill and used damtight with great results.

Jim
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thats what ive got to use when i get my bearings done for my wade. the babbitte right ? or something like that
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Its just a homemade catch can I made out of a piece of 5"pipe ,welded a handle and set of legs on it so it fits between the timbers. keeps the oil off the parking lot at shows.
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Play dough is cheap and plentyfull in my household. I use it all the time to dam for babbitt.
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Found a few more pictures of the restoration project while cleaning out some saved files, Thought you may enjoy.
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Started building a skid for this 12hp Reid yesterday hope to have it finished by May. Its almost show time.
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