Been messing with T's most of my life and never knew that the rear of the starter drive ran on a babbitt bearing. The drive frozen the housing on an old starter a little heat was all it took to discover the bearing. I always assumed that was just a milled area of the casting. The question is, what is the normal repair, re-pore the Babbitt or bore it and fit a brass bushing? Thanks in advance, Bob.
(Message edited by Ken_Todd on November 03, 2014)
Bob, Remove the old babbitt bushing with a torch. Clean the hole good. Then replace the bushing with a new bronze bushing, part number 5106 or a replacement sealed ball bearing, part number 5106B. We stock them both. Glen
Do a forum search for starter bushing. The answer is in the first response in forum 2009
Go with the sealed bearing like Glen suggests. Install it and forget it. One less thing that needs future maintenance and attention.
In the first post, he is talking about the babbitt bushing on the rear of the starter drive; the one in the nose of the casting. I don't believe he is asking about the bearing/bushing residing in the stamped cover. The ball bearing, bronze bushing, or original Babbitt is at the front end of the starter.
Now that I am not an ipad, here is a direct link to the 2009 forum article. http://www.mtfca.com/discus/messages/80257/89193.html?1240501728