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Re: [Spridgets] Which Bushings?

To: "'Frank Clarici'" <spritenut@comcast.net>
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Which Bushings?
From: "Bud Osbourne" <abcoz@hky.com>
Date: Mon, 24 Sep 2007 22:15:48 -0400
When you say five years, do you mean that they're worn out, or just not
quite "up to snuff" after five years?
(I like to replace parts effecting safety, handling and/or reliability
somewhat before they are worn out)

-----Original Message-----
From: Frank Clarici [mailto:spritenut@comcast.net] 
Sent: Monday, September 24, 2007 8:46 PM
To: Bud Osbourne
Cc: rrengineer@dslextreme.com; spridgets@autox.team.net
Subject: Re: [Spridgets] Which Bushings?

Bud Osbourne wrote:
> I guess using the best rubber bushings available would be just fine.
> However, I think that, in view of the origin & quality of today's
> replacement rubber, it would be a good idea to replace them on
> like a semi-annual basis. 

My first  67 Sprite needed new trunnion bushings in 1972, so the 
originals lasted 5 years. I failed inspection due to them.
I have bought plenty of new bushings over the years and the rubber ones 
last about 5 years. Same as the originals. In fact I do believe the ones

I get from a lister are the original brand. Metalestic
Now I do not nor have I ever bought moss rubber so YMMV.

Frank Clarici
Toms River, NJ

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