Monday, April 10, 2017
Tuesday Torque: Restoration Challenges
If you fool around with old machines you will encounter poured babbit bearings, and you may have to make some yourself. I poured the rod bearing for the 9 HP Economy that you see in Gary Bahre's engine shed. Zeke helped my do that when he was just a little guy. Gary had to pour a new rod bearing for the Bessemer 8 HP engine after the new rod was built. I have poured many wire rope sockets with babbit, back when I mechanicked for a living. The MadMailer has just posted a good video showing a challenging project, and he says there will be a part II, so stay tuned.