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Author Topic: How can I replace an obsolete bushing?  (Read 671 times)
belfert
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« on: August 26, 2013, 12:56:30 PM »

It appears I may have a bad bushing in my tag axle suspension.  MCI no longer has them and doesn't even have a listing for the manufacturer.  How can I replace an obsolete bushing if that turns out to be the problem?
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« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2013, 01:31:09 PM »

What is it made of and what size is it?  You can buy bushings from a bearing supply shop if you know what info.  I often make new bushings from bronze and nylon/plastic as could a small machine shop.

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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2013, 03:02:24 PM »

Have you tried Mohawkmfg.com? Some of that type of stuff they manufacture themselves.   
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2013, 04:04:44 PM »

I have not removed the bushing yet.  I'm not even sure the bushing is the problem yet.  I am just trying to get my ducks in a row if it is the bushing.  I am probably going to wait on this project due to the extreme heat and humidity right now.  Heat index is 106 right now.

My friend is going to swing by tomorrow evening and we will jack up the bus to see if we find anything loose.  The temps later in the evening like right now aren't nearly as bad.  It helps that I live across from a lake and it has been breezy.
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« Reply #4 on: August 27, 2013, 01:40:31 AM »

Wood bearing ? No joke, have a look see then stop laughing. Shocked

http://www.core77.com/blog/materials/lignum_vitae_wood_so_bad-ass_its_used_to_make_shaft_bearings_for_nuclear_submarines_and_more_25224.asp

OR If you need to know how to drill a square hole, watch this one.

http://www.core77.com/blog/object_culture/wrap_your_head_around_these_gears_21784.asp

What happens when you have too much time and too little sense.

Enjoy
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