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How they make Babbit Bearings

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2 hours ago, PWB said:

Most large turbine rotors use babbited bearings today.

One of the items I have to inspect. The soft material can absorb a lot of abuse.




Do some reading about the bearings that NASCAR engine builders use and how babbitt material is used in their engines.

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We toured Ron's Machine Shop in Shandon, Ohio last week as part of a  joint AACA/BCA outing. They pour their own babbit and specialize in Model As and Ts, but will rebuild anything from that era. If the parts aren't available, they make them.    It's quite an operation.

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