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Old 12th January 2014, 07:39 AM   #891
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I have a custom made tool I use for pressing in bushings, the problem I have had is the bushings I have purchased previously do not fit tightly enough in the bearing housing.

A part number for the 14mm id bushing you have used successfully would be helpful..

Can you show us please some pictures of your tool.

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Old 16th January 2014, 11:02 AM   #892
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I just bought some bushings from the Spanish seller on eBay and will report back with the results once I install them.
I look forward to hearing how they work for you, as I've got a set from him on the shelf awaiting my rebuild. FWIW, I haven't gotten to mine because all my time seems to be taken up working on building a new room upstairs - which my wife suspects will end up with one of my work benches in it!

Wish I had something to add to the discussion (like how the Nye oil performs), particularly since I see in recent months some of you more experienced owners have added information that will certainly help me along. & Kevinkr, do hope you're doing better.
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Old 16th January 2014, 01:44 PM   #893
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Just received my chassis back from Swiss in Ciel Bleu !

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Old 16th January 2014, 01:51 PM   #894
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Just received my chassis back from Swiss in Ciel Bleu !

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Looks very nice Jaap
Please place pictures when rebuild.

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Just received my chassis back from Swiss in Ciel Bleu !

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is that baked enamel??
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Old 16th January 2014, 04:57 PM   #896
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Just received my chassis back from Swiss in Ciel Bleu !
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Cool. Dark blue metalic. Almost a "candy" blue. I like it.
That brings up a future project. I have one mk1 chassis that is in need of a repaint. And I've been mulling over what to paint that one. But I know it will receive the Papst Aussenlauffer motor I picked up a while back. Non standard all the way.

Volken. what is this blue one going to have for mechanicals? Inquiring minds want to know

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Volken. what is this blue one going to have for mechanicals? Inquiring minds want to know

Ronald ,Steve I post the rebuilding proces soon !
With the Papst motor spring decoupled and phase tuning for min.vibration !
Treatment of the chassis is powder coating.

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Old 16th January 2014, 08:14 PM   #898
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Volken. what is this blue one going to have for mechanicals? Inquiring minds want to know

Ronald ,Steve I post the rebuilding proces soon !
With the Papst motor spring decoupled and phase tuning for min.vibration !
Treatment of the chassis is powder coating.

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Powder coat, great! I was about to ask if anyone had tried powder coating, so I guest the answer is yes!
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Default Spanish Bearings

Tonight I got home at the onset of yet another blizzard to an altogether more pleasant surprise - a small international package containing a set of main bearing oilite bushings for my second TD-124/I.

I pulled the bearing assembly out of the table and all too easily popped out the previous set of replacement bushings from a U.S. seller and indeed the bottom bushing had traveled an inch or so up the bearing bore due to the hydrostatic pressure developed during insertion of the spindle.

The new bushings fit extremely snuggly in the bore, but the spindle turns freely. Pressing them in was done with the tool shown below and a bench vise. They ain't going to budge! Good!

When I put it all back together I installed a mild steel thrust plate and a stainless steel end cap I have been saving for this occasion.

I am awaiting for the sealant (automotive rtv) to set up and then I will install and refill the housing.

Will report back later, but at this point it looks like the Spanish seller on eBay is selling good bushings - they look considerably better than what I took out actually.
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Tonight I got home at the onset of yet another blizzard to an altogether more pleasant surprise - a small international package containing a set of main bearing oilite bushings for my second TD-124/I.

Will report back later, but at this point it looks like the Spanish seller on eBay is selling good bushings - they look considerably better than what I took out actually.
Kevinkr - I remember you talking about the tool you made, but question - is the metal piece in the photo part of the tool & how does it work? Something done to spread out the pressing tool, then you pull out the metal to reduce the pressure? Also, User510 recently posed a pic showing how he measured travel. Will you be doing something similar now that you have the new bushings in? I'm curious, of course, since I've got a set from the same vendor awaiting time to install.

Oh, and sorry about that storm, man. We're cold here - but dry.
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