Author Topic: Type of timing side bush?  (Read 355 times)

Offline Dean

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Type of timing side bush?
« on: 16.09. 2015 17:49 »
I need to get a timing side bush for a crank that has been ground -20 thou. and I have two questions.
1. Are steel backed bushes significantly better that those that ar just solid bronze?
2. I will probably need to get the bush finished to fit the crank. If I were to get one for a -30 journal I will be sure that it has enough metal to machine to fit the journal rather than just getting a -20 and hoping it has. Can anyone advise if this is the way to go and if there ar any problems with ths route

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Offline wardleybob

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Re: Type of timing side bush?
« Reply #1 on: 16.09. 2015 19:21 »
Hy Dean I reline metal back bushes. Just grind the crank till its round it does not mater the size. Then I line bore the cases.to suit.pm me if your stuck.

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Re: Type of timing side bush?
« Reply #2 on: 17.09. 2015 18:05 »
I have just done a search and and found this topic was well covered previously. *red*
The concensus seems to be that either will work equally well but non-steel backed ones are cheaper.

Thanks for your offer Wardleybob, I'll get in touch if stuck.
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