Babbitt bearing service


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Babbitt bearing service

Post by Gene_French » Wed Jul 20, 2022 8:39 pm

i am offering my "Home rebuilder " bearing service again ... this is for pouring and lineboring the mainbearings in Model A and Model T Ford mainbearings only ...this requires a completely disassembled and cleaned motor block , mainbearing caps and bolts and your re-ground or new crankshaft ... i will pour babbitt and linebore the mains , cut oil grooves and side wells in bearings ... a laminated shim pack is supplied by me ... turn around time is 3 weeks from my receiving at my site in northern Colorado ... any shipping or drop off/pickup is the customers responsibility ... i recommend you do a detailed inspection of all components to assure suitability ...price for Model T is $450 , Model A is $550 ...Gene French ph. 970-581-2808 physical address is : Gene French 49519 cr23 Nunn, Colorado 80648 U.S.A.
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Henry K. Lee
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Re: Babbitt bearing service

Post by Henry K. Lee » Thu Jul 21, 2022 8:06 pm

NICE WORK GENE!!!!!!!!!!

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Re: Babbitt bearing service

Post by Barteldes » Wed Feb 15, 2023 8:46 am

Gene, Just bought my first Model T and i don't know much about it yet. 24 Coupe. How do i know if my bearings are ready to be replaced are there any warning signs without taking the engine apart? You shim them until you run out of room right?
I live in CO.
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Re: Babbitt bearing service

Post by Mark Gregush » Sun Feb 19, 2023 12:08 pm

Barteldes wrote:
Wed Feb 15, 2023 8:46 am
Gene, Just bought my first Model T and i don't know much about it yet. 24 Coupe. How do i know if my bearings are ready to be replaced are there any warning signs without taking the engine apart? You shim them until you run out of room right?
I live in CO.
Two things, might try contacting/messaging Gene directly or post this question on the general forum. The engine might not even have shims to reset the clearance and the only outward sign might be if the there is noise coming from the crank/bearings. Because of how the Model T engine is made, with the flywheel/transmission hanging off the back, checking the bearings in place without pulling the engine is not advisable.
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Re: Babbitt bearing service

Post by Gene_French » Fri Feb 16, 2024 11:19 am

I will be picking up several model T blocks at Chickasha to re-babbitt mains for customers ... this will save shipping in 1 direction ... i return ship using Fed-ex ...Gene French

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