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Old 01-10-2019, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by sneakysnake View Post
Sounds like its not leaving too many options. Might braze the hole and redrill, be a little softer than welding for drilling and could control the build up.
Yes, I should have thought the whole thing through better before I started in on it. Too anxious to get started on it, I guess. Something will work out, but it does look like I'll need to purchase a 5/16" hand reamer yet. Should have ordered one at the same time I got the bigger one (to share shipping costs). Today I was looking through some of my junk parts boxes, and found one of those threaded lamp pipes. (where the wires go up through) It is just a bit small on the ID, and a bit large on the OD. But just a thin wall tube like that would be difficult to weld in place, at least certainly so for me. I'll also check with a couple of fabrication shops around here, to see if they have a heavy wall tube available already with the correct ID. (I don't have a lathe, either, so if I need to go that route, I will have to hire it done, which kinda' goes against my grain.)
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Old 01-10-2019, 07:56 PM
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I like this alternative...

In my opinion, the guy (on the other forum) had the right idea, but should have used a hard steel instead of a soft copper insert. (How he surrounded the copper sleeve with weld material is beyond me and a "hack" cure at best.)

Anyhow... copper and brass are "sacrificial" and "consumable". You already have the the consumable (wear) bushings pressed into your tongues. I would do what your gut tells you to do... beef up the frame holes, double (or triple) your pin contact area and have a good night's sleep.

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Old 01-12-2019, 08:41 PM
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way back i remember using gas and bronze rod to fill the eyes in Model A rod brakes .. we then drilled them to suit the new pins. they worked amazingly well..

could you try TIG welding some "silicone bronze" rod and re-drilling?

or even bronzing ?

here in New Zealand there are hinge pin kits for Nissan that come with new pins , circlip and bronze sleeves similar to the one above - Rockauto may have a kit like that ?

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