hey everyone, I have a spare block, in good shape that I would like to rebuild. I was wondering, has anyone ever milled a block, crank, etc to use bearings? This may start a huge debate, but I was simply curious.
Rob - did you mean, to use INSERT type bearings instead of the usual poured and align bored babbit bearings?
yup, I did Harold, I am not trying to wring any more horses out of a T, just like the ease of an insert. Babbitt is hard to get done around here, the model A guys are unwilling to do a T block around here, not because they don't like Ts, they don't want to be responsible for it if it breaks!!!!
Rob, where is "here" for you? There are guys that will do the work for you (guess who!), if you ship it to them. Adding inserts is involved and you probably will want oil pressure to protect them. Babbitt is more forgiving in an unfiltered, splashed oil system.
I am in Nova Scotia, so T's are far and few between. Noone will even attempt, and the model A guys get nervous with them. . What do you charge to simply do the bearings Tim?
Rob, write me an email and we'll talk. We're going to Nova Scotia in August on vacation. If you want an engine rebuilt I might be able to deliver it.