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Old 09-02-2005, 12:07 PM
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Crosley-T-400 Bushing too tight?

Crosley, I'm finishing my T-400 rebuild and have a couple of issues I'd like to run by you.

Using a Hughes master kit I've replaced all bushings. The pump bushing seems too tight, I had to rotate the input shaft back and forth to get it past the inner bushing (smashing my finger when it dropped through...). The pass through the front bushing was easy, but the front hub won't "spin" freely, it can be rotated with one finger but won't spin. Is the clearance to tight, enough to burn up the bushing right off the bat? Is there an easy fix without damaging the new bushing? They were all pressed in square and correctly with a hydraulic press and correct size installation tool.

The rebuild kit came with several bi-metal spacer bushings where the original parts were nylon, specifically the planetary (4 tang) and center support spacers and the pump washer between the pump and forward clutch hub. Given they are the correct thickness for end play, am I OK using the metal replacements vs. the old nylon ones? Is there any place I should not use the metal replacements?

Again, thanks for the help!

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I do not use plastic thrust washers when possible.

Tight bushings on the stator support where the input shaft passes thru is a common deal. I am not sure why.

I have chucked the stator in a lathe and polished the bushings with 100 grit paper... or use a dingle ball hone to open the bushings up or use a plastic dead blow hammer against the input shaft to "set" the bushings a bit to see if they loosen up.

Sometimes an edge forms when the bushings are pressed in


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Crosley, I'm finishing my T-400 rebuild and have a couple of issues I'd like to run by you.

Using a Hughes master kit I've replaced all bushings. The pump bushing seems too tight, I had to rotate the input shaft back and forth to get it past the inner bushing (smashing my finger when it dropped through...). The pass through the front bushing was easy, but the front hub won't "spin" freely, it can be rotated with one finger but won't spin. Is the clearance to tight, enough to burn up the bushing right off the bat? Is there an easy fix without damaging the new bushing? They were all pressed in square and correctly with a hydraulic press and correct size installation tool.

The rebuild kit came with several bi-metal spacer bushings where the original parts were nylon, specifically the planetary (4 tang) and center support spacers and the pump washer between the pump and forward clutch hub. Given they are the correct thickness for end play, am I OK using the metal replacements vs. the old nylon ones? Is there any place I should not use the metal replacements?

Again, thanks for the help!
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