<VV> Pilot Bushing Installation
Chris & Bill Strickland
lechevrier at earthlink.net
Tue Nov 27 20:36:22 EST 2007
kcvair at netscape.com wrote:
>I keep an old input shaft on hand specifically for the installation of the input shaft bushing. I've never had a problem in this area.
If one insists on using the input shaft you should have the diameter
that rests against the bushing turned or filed down square -- a better
choice is an actual bushing driver, made for driving bushings -- I
wonder if a driver for pressing Corvair piston pins out would be of a
It would be my opinion that using the stock input shaft with it's
tapered shoulder is what leads to these several mentions of folks having
had "tight" pilot bushings, deformed by driving with that tapered
shoulder. I really don't see any other reasonable reason, and I can't
imagine anyone one of y'all simply banging it home with the BFH and
punch when you've done everything else to these wonderful little engines
with the utmost of care.
Maybe Lon and Cal need to offer up a proper little tool for this as part
of their clutch merchandising.
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