By Staff

Amboy, Minnesota 56010

This is some information on pouring bearings. I do it every once
in a while – just poured one recently and it came out perfect.
I’ll let you in on a little secret. It’s hard to tell
anyone how to pour a bearing. We use play clay and plaster of paris
to make the mold and it’s really kinda simple, but you’ll
have to learn like we did – trial and error.

Figure it like a cement form for a foundation. The first thing
you must have is a dummy shaft the same as your rod and main
journals, then use the play clay and plaster for the form and pour
it in. Be sure and warm the dummy shaft good and the bearing bases
on the babbitt will harden before it levels out and fills up the

If it’s just the rod, send it to me and I’ll make one
for you and send it back if you pay the postage.

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