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racertb

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Check this out - thoughts?
« on: November 30, 2021, 05:35:13 PM »
Greetings,

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving.  When checking my oil a couple weeks ago, my dipstick actually broke and I lost most of it in the pan...crazy.  After draining the oil and removing the pan,  I was able to get the broken pieces out and clean everything up.  I have a 30U block that I took a dipstick from. I don't believe this is correct, but it is working. Please see the pictures of the broken dipstick and the one that I just took out of the other block. On one side of the handle it says 6 quart capacity. Also, see the pictures I took of the crank from underneath.  What do you notice here?

Articifer Tom

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Re: Check this out - thoughts?
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2021, 06:54:05 PM »
I have seen the upper one which I believe correct for sale  . Matches my PA engine . The grinding of crank way above my knowledge . My had been done to balance to enhances performance .

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Re: Check this out - thoughts?
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2021, 07:06:51 PM »
The motor was rebuilt in the '80s when my Dad had it and I didn't know exactly what they did. Does it look like it has inserts in there as opposed to Babbitt?  I'm just guessing here out of curiosity.

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Re: Check this out - thoughts?
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2021, 09:16:47 PM »
The lower dip stick is the one on my 30-U.  I believe your bearings are not inserts.  Looks like babbitt from your pictures.