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Bronze bushing for rods?

Discussion in 'Engine Building' started by cheese9988, Jan 29, 2007.

  1. cheese9988

    cheese9988 Senior Member VIP

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    Has anyone heard of people using bronze bushings in thier rods? Basically to convert a rod designed for a floating pin piston to a pressed fit? I see bronze being used all over in different applications. Just wondering if this is ok, the machine shop was questioning it, but could not tell me if it was ok?
     
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    They usually use bronze valve guides to lower the friction between the valve stems and the guides: the same idea is used for wrist pins. Bronze bushings are used to lower friction (although I admit I have never seen it personally). If you want to have a rod for a pressed fit wrist pin, buy the correct rods, and just sell the ones you have.
     
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