Wishbone lower inner bushes

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Wishbone lower inner bushes

Post by chiefster1976 » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:15 am

Hi all. Just received today my lower inner wishbone
Bushes (55mm outer diameter)and I'm just wondering if they should be
Pressed in because the shaft diameter is 27mm and the bushes
I have have a 20mm diameter. :evil:
Are these wrong? I'm thinking of turning them down
On the lathe at work to 27mm. Still be tight but
Will then fit with a bit of elbow grease.
I wouldn't have thought EVEN if there supposed to be pressed
In 7mm seems a lot..
Had to hit the old ones off with an hammer was that
Tight but was 27mm. They only failed because of
Slight cracking around the outer circumference. MOT here
In OZ is pretty strict.
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Re: Wishbone lower inner bushes

Post by Velocette » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:23 am

chiefster1976 wrote:Hi all. Just received today my lower inner wishbone
Bushes (55mm outer diameter)and I'm just wondering if they should be
Pressed in because the shaft diameter is 27mm and the bushes
I have have a 20mm diameter. :evil:
Are these wrong? I'm thinking of turning them down
On the lathe at work to 27mm. Still be tight but
Will then fit with a bit of elbow grease.
I wouldn't have thought EVEN if there supposed to be pressed
In 7mm seems a lot..
Had to hit the old ones off with an hammer was that
Tight but was 27mm. They only failed because of
Slight cracking around the outer circumference. MOT here
In OZ is pretty strict.
Either your wishbone is non standard or the bushes are wrong I would say. Not sure about turning them down, if they are wrong they could be the wrong material and become too thin. (Just theorizing, no actual experience of doing wishbones.)
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Re: Wishbone lower inner bushes

Post by Northern Bongolow » Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:00 pm

me too, not sure of the sizes but they must be a tight fit onto the wishbone, thats how they work, once the mounting clamp is bolted up there should be little or no movement.
i use a little rubber grease when mounting/assembling.
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Re: Wishbone lower inner bushes

Post by lazyb5 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:22 am

Stupid idea but you haven't bought the rear bush and trying to fit it to the front are you? Sorry if I've misunderstood
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Re: Wishbone lower inner bushes

Post by chiefster1976 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:28 am

Hi lazy. Yep defo right bushes got them
On eBay and said they are front bushes.
Northern bungalow is your wishbone arm
27mm diameter and the ones you bought
We're 27mm diameter holes in the bush?
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Re: Wishbone lower inner bushes

Post by Northern Bongolow » Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:23 am

i have non off the wishbone but measuring several old ones on old wishbones gives me.
55mm ext dia.
27mm wishbone dia.
dont know what the internal is, they are tight on there. didnt remove to measure.
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Re: Wishbone lower inner bushes

Post by chiefster1976 » Thu Oct 11, 2012 12:08 pm

Yep thats what my wishbone diameter is =27mm.. Hence im sure my wishbone is stadard of 27mm..
They must have sent the wrong ones as im sure speaking to a few vehicle builders at work recon even if they were pressed in
they would have been closer to 26mm diameter and pressed in maybe but 20mm that they are is wayyyyyy off!!
Ill maybe just ge em turned down in the laithe..
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