Creating bronze bushings in place of nylon

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Jon K
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Creating bronze bushings in place of nylon

Post by Jon K »

I recently made a custom shift linkage and replaced nylon bushings with 932 bearing bronze.

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Here is the final product:

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Shift linkage bushing by Jon Kensy, on Flickr

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Shift linkage bushing by Jon Kensy, on Flickr

Here is the overall shift linkage now:

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Shift linkage finished by Jon Kensy, on Flickr

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Shift linkage finished by Jon Kensy, on Flickr

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DSSR Welded and Finished by Jon Kensy, on Flickr

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DSSR Welded and Finished by Jon Kensy, on Flickr

The new linkage is stainless steel (304L) and the added weight/mass makes shifting great!
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Re: Creating bronze bushings in place of nylon

Post by stevieturbo »

Nice work, could you have gotten a small needle roller in there ?

Im going to be modifying my clutch pedal soon to get rid of the nylon bush. It's old and worn. Will probably try a needle roller setup.


if I can be bothered to take it all apart lol
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Re: Creating bronze bushings in place of nylon

Post by Jon K »

Yeah you can do a roller bearing setup but trust me the bronze is pleeeenty slick.

The prob with the needle bearing is that the hole is the wrong side so the closest size needs to have the hole opened up some annoying amount... like 0.005" or something. Its lame.
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