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Re: pilot bushing

Subject: Re: pilot bushing
From: "W. R. Gibbons" <>
Date: Fri, 12 Jan 1996 00:13:42 -0500 (EST)
On Thu, 11 Jan 1996, REICHLE, CHRISTOPHER wrote:

> Normally the pilot bush for the input shaft is a solid brass bush. I saw a 
> pin bearing type of replacement for this bush in a seven enterprises catalog 
> for ~$40. Is it worth it? Why and does anyone have any experience using it. 
> What's the reason for the roller bearing upgrade?
> Thanks,
> Chris Reichle

I'm not positive about your car, but most pilot bushings I've seen were 
oilite bronze-- that is scintered bronze with the interstices filled with 
oil.  I did make a brass one once for an engine swap, and it worked, but 
the oilite bronze would have been a much better choice.

   Ray Gibbons  Dept. of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
                Univ. of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT
        (802) 656-8910

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