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#1 Hunter2

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Posted 21 July 2020 - 05:44 PM

Part number GSV 1095 - upper steering column bush - is bigger that the one it is to replace.  Both are split down one side.

 

Is it assumed that one must massage that split to reduce the diameter of the bush?  Or is it just lousy manufacturing? 



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Posted 21 July 2020 - 06:34 PM

Sadly Rick, I think it's the latter.

 

It's a while since I've needed to buy them and what I have is genuine, they fitted, firm, right out of the box.



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Posted 22 July 2020 - 02:10 AM

Could I simply put a second, soaked in oil felt bush at the top end?



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Posted 22 July 2020 - 03:42 AM

In a pinch, perhaps, but I've never been thrilled by Felt Bushes. At the top of the column, it would flatten fairly quick with you hanging on and reefing around the steering wheel. Even the lower ones, I make a bush to fit in there in HDPE.



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Posted 22 July 2020 - 09:24 AM

In a pinch, perhaps, but I've never been thrilled by Felt Bushes. At the top of the column, it would flatten fairly quick with you hanging on and reefing around the steering wheel. Even the lower ones, I make a bush to fit in there in HDPE.

Have you ever thought about marketing things you make like that?  I'm sure there would be a demand for high quality parts from those of us fed up with the cheaper stuff?



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Posted 23 July 2020 - 02:49 AM

Yes, I would be interested in a quality item made to spec that fit correctly.  So, 1st order for an Upper Column bush!



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Posted 23 July 2020 - 07:38 PM

So, here is the NEW upper bush (Part No.  GSV 1095) and 2 old Cam Gears Ltd. items.

 

One can see where the accumulated stresses cracked the original items...the middle one I cleaned up and glued the broken piece back in.

 

Not confident about using the old glued together item.

 

 https://scontent.fyv...fec&oe=5F3F94DE

 

Apart from greater outside diameter, the NEW item is different in other respects too.

 

https://scontent.fyv...87c&oe=5F3FB004


Edited by Hunter2, 23 July 2020 - 07:51 PM.





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