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?
> 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
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