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    Can anyone recommend a shop to re-pour and line bore model A main bearings in the North East? I have been using the Babbit Pot for a number of years but they are on vacation until the end of March and I would like to get this job started before then. Any recommendations in NH, ME, VT, NY, MA or CT would be appreciated.


  • #2
    Welcome to the VFF!!!

    Try giving J&M a ring. They are a quality outfit with a great reputation in that area
    3~ Tudor's & 1~ Coupe
    Henry Ford said,
    "It's all nuts and bolts"
    "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."

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    • #3
      Hey Zimmlitt, WELCOME to the VFF!!
      You wana look waaay far up da road and plan yer route because the brakes are far more of a suggestion than a command!


      • #4
        Welcome to the VFF. Jeff
        Twiss Collector Car Parts


        • #5
          Give Al (no me) a call at Go Devil Garage in East Schodack, NY (near Albany), 518-477-6725. Does excellent work. I highly recommend him. Visit his web site "".

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          • Mitch
            Mitch commented
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            Hey Al I forgot about them, so that is another good option

        • #6
          I can say that J&M should know what they are doing. They are aware of the science of babbitting and they have the high end tooling. I have not heard anything bad about their jobs. I have talked with them some about babbitt and their ideas all followed what I have learned about the science of pouring babbitt.

          I know nothing about the other shop to make any comments.

          I believe there is a guy George King in Mystic Seaport area. He certainly knows stuff, but I do not know about the quality of his work. He has some way to tin the block, but I do not know much more. He would not go into details.


          • CM2
            CM2 commented
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            he could tin the block?

          • Kevin in NJ
            Kevin in NJ commented
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            Years ago I was asking questions about the babbitting process when I was researching the science. I asked about peening and he told me he had a way to tin the block. He would not tell me what he did to tin the block. I know tinning the block is not easy and he is the first and only person that talked about doing it. I have mentioned it to others in the know and they scratched their heads on it. I can only report what he told me.

        • #7
          Thanks for the information. I will give both of them a call in the morning.

          BTW I heard the George King has closed his shop at some point last year.


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