I picked this up on the weekend. Has anyone else seen one or similar? Does it look like anything is missing?
I can work out how the pouring and boring would work but I'm not sure how you would face off the babbitt.
Judging by the way the rod is held I'm guessing it is a set up for rods, like the model A, that have the indentions at the journal. Neat the way they use the cones on the threaded rod to hold the piston pin end. I'd love to have one.
It would be easy enough to make a special wrist pin to replace the cone thing for doing T engines.
The big end clamping screws; you need to be careful to not over-tighten them as you can quite easily distort the big end during machining and then the big end is not round when you remove it. I learned the hard way on my Tobin Arp rod machine.
The knurled rings on the back make we think that there may be a way to control the location axially of the boring shaft to do the faces.
Give it a good clean up and lubricate everything and study it carefully.
Looks like a nice find!!