How To Pour Connecting Rod Babbitt Bearings

Wood fixture used to hold connecting rod
Wood fixture used to hold connecting rod in alignment to pour babbitt bearings. This bearing required a flange on both sides. A bevel protractor may be used to advantage to assure alignment of the rod and the dummy shaft. Note the shingle used to level the connecting rod. Vertical alignment of the wrist pin with the bevel protractor assured the rod alignment. With both shafts parallel and the dummy shaft centered in the rod bore, the bearing is ready to pour.
Photo by Bud Motry