Lookin' good , Jim.
What brand of bushing drivers did you use? I notice some sets do not have all the needed sizes. What do you recommend? I really can't go for a big buck set...like a Kent- Moore set.
I also have a new Teflon bushing for my pump. I already drilled out the drainback holes and pressed out the stator support to replace with the new hardened stator support.
I'm also going to retain the 7-vane rotor and vanes which are like brand new.
Yeah, you're right. different kits have various odd sizes of drivers. Worse comes to worse, I may just end up going to a transmission shop and have them drive out the old bushings and press in the new ones. Also, who did you get your overhaul kit from? I was thinking of possibly just going with CK.
Jack, I have been using bushing dri ers, sockets, etc. At work we have most everything. I dont have all the bushing drivers at home.
I got my kit from CK. I did have an issue with the center support shaft iron rings, the replacements. I broke them trying to lock them back together. Ughh, the originals were in good shape, and mic'ed close to the new ones, so I will re-use them. They also went on easier. Maybe they were a different iron?
Anyway, I only needed 2 since I'm dual feeding the direct.
I know sockets can be an alternative to driving bushings in and out. What I like about drivers is that they have a step in them to keep them positioned from slipping.
I had to get a replacement center support. Some nimrod took a chunk out of the original one. When I tried to take the iron rings off to transfer them onto the replacement, I also broke the locking tabs on all three. I did end up getting three replacements. I have heard of guys using solid Teflon rings. I'm sure they can be a bear to get on compared to split or scarf cut rings.
The iron rings are brittle.
I need Teflon rings for the turbine shaft. I'd also would like to replace those with solid rings. They do take a little finagling to get on.
Thanks for your suggestion.