Re: Re: Re: West Bend 450 Motor

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Posted by Ken Denman ( on June 06, 2005 at 05:43:58:

In Reply to: Re: Re: West Bend 450 Motor posted by Pmarollo on June 05, 2005 at 16:23:56:

Models 450BC and 450hc were built in 1971, 450BD was built in '72-73. That's as far as my doc'n goes.

Service parts are available new. Replacement parts such as castings can only be had used, unless you find an NOS source.

The rear of the gearcase on 2 of my Chryslers was cracked. The root causes are a combination of aluminum that's too thin and slamming the motor into reverse at high revs.

It is an easy fix for an aluminum welder.

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