Tinning model T rod bearings.....

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2015: Tinning model T rod bearings.....
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By George Andreasen on Friday, June 12, 2015 - 12:04 am:

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.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By joe bell on Friday, June 12, 2015 - 06:16 am:

I use Tin Tight from McMaster Carr has worked excellent for years but it is like buying gold.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jack Putnam, Bluffton, Ohio on Friday, June 12, 2015 - 09:28 am:

Mcmaster-carr calls it Babbitt paste in the catalog, #9006K42. It does work well, expensive, but worth it.

tintite


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By George Andreasen on Friday, June 12, 2015 - 10:52 am:

Thanks guys.....I'll make a note and buy some. It might be expensive but compared to losing my Babbitt while running..........:-(


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Marc Johnson, Medina County TX on Friday, June 12, 2015 - 05:36 pm:

Versatin Powder

This is what I have been using for many years.

Marc


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