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Old 02-22-2020, 07:47 PM   #1
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Okay I am getting read to do the engine rebuild on the 30 took it apart it looks great other than the babit in the oil pan. Can I have the rods machined to accept new bearings? I have seen the ones that wrap around to the side like the babit does. I'm going to have the block machined and line bore for main bearings.
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Old 02-22-2020, 09:16 PM   #2
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I’m going to have new babbit poured and line bored for mains and send my rods out for exchange with rods with new babbit (after my crank is turned).
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okay I'm wanting information. this is probably to the best place to get it. i will start making some phone calls and visiting machine shop with rods.
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Okay I am getting read to do the engine rebuild on the 30 took it apart it looks great other than the babit in the oil pan. Can I have the rods machined to accept new bearings? I have seen the ones that wrap around to the side like the babit does. I'm going to have the block machined and line bore for main bearings.
I have done it a couple of times. But you would be better off buying new rods with the bearings. Do not think you will find any one that has done it with old rods. If you do it will not be cheap.
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thanks. I was just wanting to use the original rods since the care is original except paint. I will save them just to have. again thank you
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Berts sells rods for about $60 apiece.
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