First of all I'm no stranger to Babbitt, having poured and bored numerous flywheel (stationary) engine bearings over the years. I also cast my own bullets so I'm fairly well versed in molten metals.
I'm going to pour my own T connecting rod bearings after making the necessary molds, boring tools, etc. but I do have one question...
I understand that the bearings should be tinned first in order to form a better bond to the Babbitt metal. What brand or type of tinning compound is recommended? The only one I'm familiar with is Johnson's and they make several types.
I use Tin Tight from McMaster Carr has worked excellent for years but it is like buying gold.
Mcmaster-carr calls it Babbitt paste in the catalog, #9006K42. It does work well, expensive, but worth it.
Thanks guys.....I'll make a note and buy some. It might be expensive but compared to losing my Babbitt while running..........
This is what I have been using for many years.