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1929 Austin 16/6 Babbitt done
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Humphrey



Joined: 28 May 2010
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Location: France 87

PostPosted: Tue Mar 20, 2018 8:52 pm    Post subject: 1929 Austin 16/6 Babbitt done Reply with quote

Just finished doing it myself. I could not have managed without my lathe.
I am now making a fixture so I can bore and face the big ends. The mains (all 8 of them) will be bored in a fixture and not in line which is too cramped on this engine.
It was handy having a small oven to heat up the steel parts. The Babbitt was melted over a gas ring.
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1929 Austin 16/6 1948 Pontiacs (2) 1964 Someca Tractor (Fiat 411R)
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Glen Vassallo



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good on you for doing it yourself! I am in the process of slowly rebuilding one. Did you buy your parts from the VAR? What about a workshop manual? Sorry for the questions. Thanks
Glen
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Humphrey



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When the olld cylinder block cracked, I replaced it with a 30's one but the water manifold did not fit so i made one out of steel to match the wate pump. The ones for that year are not compatible with the pump on the older crank case.
I also made new pistons which I cast on my home foundry using modern rings that give less friction and better oil control.
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