Re-Bush question.

POWERSTROKE

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I have a movement in front of me that has what seems to be a 1mm inner diameter and 2.7mm outer diameter bushing in it. This should’ve had a .8 or .9 id bushing installed. Now that the hole is reamed to 2.7, how will I be able to correct this? The 1mm Id seems to have too much play for my taste....
 

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Take a punch smaller than the od and give it a few blows from either side. You may need to open it with a broach. Not a great solution but since you hand bush, maybe your only.
 

POWERSTROKE

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Take a punch smaller than the od and give it a few blows from either side. You may need to open it with a broach. Not a great solution but since you hand bush, maybe your only.
What other options are there? Is it not possible to get a small ID bushing with a 2.7od?
 

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You may be able to put a proper sized bushing within your bushing. The best way would be to remove the one you installed and put in a blank, then drill the proper size but that requires a mill or lathe.
 

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You can do a bushing in a bushing when needed. You'll have to go with a first bushing large enough to accommodate the second one, and then do the second one slowly so as not to pop the first one out prematurely.
 
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Bruce Alexander

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If you place a bushing within another bushing, I recommend that you use some type of retaining compound on both of them. Personally I like Loctite 680.
 
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