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Babbitting the big end: At work with Aldrich Engine Rebuilding

Posted by David Traver Adolphus - A few days ago, I headed down to Willington, Connecticut, to photograph Shawn Aldrich for a profile in the May issue of Hemmings Classic Car.  Shawn's well-equipped machine shop can and does handle many major engine rebuilding tasks, including decking blocks, surfacing flywheels and grinding cranks, but what he's known for is babbitt.  He has a reputation for taking on the jobs that other people reject; in fact, even though Model A and T engines were his living for decades, he'd much rather have something more interesting.

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