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Old February 25th, 2019, 12:39 PM
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Default "Babbitt"

Thanks for sharing that term; I had not heard it before. I did a little reading up on Babbitt and Chevy engines, and I found this forum thread:

They talk about a 235 inline 6, but after 1953 it seems most engines were changed from a splash oil design to a high pressure oil design, so they aren't manufactured using Babbitt alloy after that...I think.

The engine in my M715 is (by casting number) a 1973-74 Chevy 4.1 L (250 c.i.) inline engine. I think that means it's passed the dates of the Babbitt alloy used in the manufacture.

I am going to rebuild the engine at some point in the next couple of years. Right now, I need to make it safe to drive, stop the leaks, and abate the rust.

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