This reminds me of the time that I suggested to a TR2 owner in Dublin, that
steering box bush could be sized in a pinch with a brake cylinder hone, with
due caution about getting the bush bell mouthed.
I once had to make a race with my TR3 with no time to get the small ends of
brand new con rods done in a shop, so I used the brake cylinder hone trick,
and got away with it. This is not a suggestion!!
The proper way is with a machine like the "Toben arc" (spelling guess)
holds the big end of the rod by the journal ID when honing the small end to
This results in the correct center to center rod length, and aligns both
A one thumb press on the pin to move it at room temp. is used by some.
Do have the rods checked for cracks by the little oil holes in the "H"
Hardy Prentice TS10646 L, etc.
> Date: Tue, 4 Feb 2003 09:24:03 +0000
> From: John Gillis <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Small end bushes
> Hello all,
> Thinking about replacing the small end bushes on my TR2 engine
> rebuild. I have new old stock BHB 20thou+ pistons to fit. There is a
> small amount of lateral play when the gudgen pin (wrist pin) is
> fitted to the conrod,and I guess there should be none?. Are these
> bushes a DIY job, I presume I have to ream them in place to 7/8", do
> they come with the oil feed hole?, any advise would be welcome.
> - --
> John Gillis
> 1954 TR2 TS3618. October 1954 (ground up)
> Trinity College
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