• Upcoming updates
    Over the next couple of weeks we will be performing software updates on the forum. These will be completed in small steps as we upgrade individual software addons. You might occasionally see a maintenance message that will last a few minutes at most.

    If we anticipate an update will take more than a few minutes, we'll put up a notice with estimated time.

    Thank you!

Bushing suggestion

MARK A. BUTTERWORTH

NAWCC Life Member
NAWCC Member
Jul 4, 2009
2,665
258
83
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
Country
Region
The New Year is the time when a lot of folks think about restocking their bushing box. Or those who do not have one think about making one set. There are a lot to a complete set. 147 in the case of KWM. One can make up a set that will cover 95% of all the pivots by using only the 3 mm height bushings. Once installed in the plate they can be cut down to flush with the plate by using a split point drill bit in a drill press. The entire plate can be done in a minute. Simply lay the plate over a large PVC plumbing coupler. No clamping is needed.

One can do the same with the Bergeon set.
 
  • Like
Reactions: S_Owsley

Walt Wallgren

NAWCC Member
Aug 16, 2012
1,223
34
48
Bay Area, California
Country
Region
The New Year is the time when a lot of folks think about restocking their bushing box. Or those who do not have one think about making one set. There are a lot to a complete set. 147 in the case of KWM. One can make up a set that will cover 95% of all the pivots by using only the 3 mm height bushings. Once installed in the plate they can be cut down to flush with the plate by using a split point drill bit in a drill press. The entire plate can be done in a minute. Simply lay the plate over a large PVC plumbing coupler. No clamping is needed.

One can do the same with the Bergeon set.
This should be put in a sticky somewhere! Good info.
 

HotCzech46

NAWCC Member
NAWCC Brass Member
May 6, 2022
72
20
8
76
Texas
Country
Region
Once installed in the plate they can be cut down to flush with the plate by using a split point drill bit in a drill press.

One can do the same with the Bergeon set.
Mark, what size drill bit do you use for doing this? Do you use a different size bit for each of the six different KWM bushing OD's? I gather you install them flush with the inside of the plate and then cut off the extra from the outside. The drill bit won't make it perfectly flat, but you would then need to create an oil sink anyway so the slight indentation on the outside of the bushing should be no problem, right?
 

Forum statistics

Threads
179,046
Messages
1,570,469
Members
54,052
Latest member
Chiuzo
Encyclopedia Pages
909
Total wiki contributions
3,088
Last edit
Swiss Fake by Kent