Drill distributor bushing for lube??

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Re: Drill distributor bushing for lube??

Postby Eugene » Sun Oct 25, 2020 9:02 am

inairam wrote:I did not have to size/ bushing after pressing.
inairam wrote:The hole is in the middle of the bushing.
Did you drill the hole? Before or after installing the bushing?
I have an excuse. CRS.

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Re: Drill distributor bushing for lube??

Postby inairam » Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:00 pm

Eugene I have not drilled the hole yet. I installed it and got to thinking about how the shaft gets lube. I was a little surprised this has not come up before or someone post a manual reference I missed.
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Re: Drill distributor bushing for lube??

Postby inairam » Mon Oct 26, 2020 12:44 pm

I have taken apart 2 more distributors (3 to get 2 idea) non have a hole. These must be a porous bushing.
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Re: Drill distributor bushing for lube??

Postby JoeB » Tue Oct 27, 2020 4:15 pm

The original bushing was sintered bronze ( porous, oil embedded) or what is known as the brand name Oilite. I was able to get replacements from Case-IH around 10 years ago in the $50 range, and they were sintered bronze as well. I do not know if they are still available or not, the part number was difficult to come up with back then. I have bought replacements online on eBay and I couldn't tell if they were were correct or not in material as they had been machined. The sintered bronze is preferably bought or made in the size you need, and can be machined with very sharp tooling if necessary. The Oilite brand catalog did not have an off the shelf bushing in the length required. I have taking apart dozens of distributors. If you decide to drill, there is a weep hole on the opposite side of the grease plug, you would need to drill it to give the excess somewhere to go besides back up in the distributor. Use a an arbor press or a hydraulic press to use press the old bushing out with the new bushing. If you press it out from the bell end towards the gear end, you can press out the oil seal and reuse it with a new o-ring.

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Re: Drill distributor bushing for lube??

Postby inairam » Wed Oct 28, 2020 6:53 am

JoeB wrote: If you decide to drill, there is a weep hole on the opposite side of the grease plug, you would need to drill it to give the excess somewhere to go besides back up in the distributor. Use a an arbor press or a hydraulic press to use press the old bushing out with the new bushing. If you press it out from the bell end towards the gear end, you can press out the oil seal and reuse it with a new o-ring.


Joe

Thank you.

The kit I got from Brillman has the bushing, thrust washers, o ring, and the oil seal. I am replacing everything. The weep hole is in the grease grove. I assume that is for the excess grease in the reservoir and did not plan the drill that side of the bushing. I am thinking if I drill a hole it would be about the size of the weep hole in the bushing on the grease plug side.

Peter
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