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Old 10-12-2020, 08:45 PM   #1
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Looking for some info on Badger grinding and Babbitt . As I believe I have a 33-34 short block that was done by them and never used. This block has been in a heated tool and die shop for 40 plus years and plenty of oil in the air. This would be going into a 33 pheaton and should I find a later motor. Thank you
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Old 10-12-2020, 09:04 PM   #2
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Default Re: Looking for some information on Badger grinding and Babbitt in Wi for 1934 ford b

Does it have studs-nuts or bolts that drop in from the valley with nuts holding the main caps on ?

Is there a vent in front valley ?

Is there a raised tower around the fuel pump pushrod bushing ?

Nothing wrong with 33-34 motors IF IN GOOD ORDER !!!!!
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David it has nuts holding the mains and dont see the vent by the front valley thank you
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This is the tag on the motor and can see it was rebuilt poured and ground. So know I need to find bearing for the connecting rods . I checked a few places for the parts needed but I couldn’t find any .030 bearing any ideas a source?
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Try Chuck Kuntz, Barnfind 08(Southside Obsolete) ,Thirdgen Auto, are members here.I found some on EBAY 2 yrs ago but they were .030 +.010.

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Default Re: Looking for some information on Badger grinding and Babbitt in Wi for 1934 ford b

Just a thought.. .030" Bearings will cost you a arm and a leg IF you find them. What I did last time, was pulled the crank, had the rod journals spray welded and ground back to Standard. It cost me $220 to have this done and I was able to use Standard sized bearings which are everywhere. Just a thought in case you can;t find any. We may have some .030 +.008" but I am not sure today

Follow Sheldon's advice and check eBay as well..
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Thank you 35fordtn and great idea on the hard chrome spray.
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