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Thread: Oilites vs. Bronze bushings

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    re bushings

    Quote Originally Posted by medows View Post
    What are the benefits of either and whats your pick?

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    Quote Originally Posted by luckysoinso View Post
    are you sure you have got the hang of crawling before you try running
    Thats quite patronising...
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    Champhering the inside of the bore narrows the bushing making less friction and support area. I recall someone teaching me to counterbore the bushing to further reduce the friction area......may be considered modifying the bushing if that matters.

    The FK motors have much less stress on them than the C can stuff and can use all methods of friction reduction. JK sold special narrowed spur gears for the Falcons.
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    I have seen oilites/bushes installed both ways...i.e. from the inside of the chassis and from the outside. is there a proper way or a reason for either or does it not matter?
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    On an inline chassis, it might not matter, depending whether the motor bracket has an axle tube or not & its width if there is one. On an anglewinder, they should be placed from the outside. That way, there will be less bushing material hanging outside the chassis. This means you have more room to put a tire & still stay within the width liminations of the rules you are running.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill from NH View Post
    ....On an anglewinder, they should be placed from the outside. That way, there will be less bushing material hanging outside the chassis.....
    You sure you typed this right Bill from NH?
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    Compare a bushing's flange thickness to the width of the rest of its body.
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    yes but off the flange thickness has to be deducted the wall thickness of the upright. I think then it becomes much of a muchness?
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    Put them however you want, but don't come crying here if they don't work as you expected.
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    Bill you may have misinterpreted my question.
    I asked whether there was a preferential side to face outwards, as one side offers a large bearing surface to either the spur hub or wheel hub, the other a small. I was questioning as to whether there was a benefit either way? (thinking friction on corners)
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    Quote Originally Posted by medows View Post
    I have seen oilites/bushes installed both ways...i.e. from the inside of the chassis and from the outside. is there a proper way or a reason for either or does it not matter?
    Accepted practice is with the flange on the outside, both inlines and anglewinders. Like Bill said, if you install them "flange inboard", now you have a lot more "bushing meat" hanging out which may not allow you to meet legal width maximums once you install some spacers and the wheels. Most experienced racers use at least two .022" Slick 7 steel spacers outboard of each bushing to provide enough space for a needle oiler to enter for precise pinpoint lubrication. Trying to install the bushings backwards to minimize contact surfaces is a non-issue because the OD of the spacers you use is going to determine your contact patch on the bushing face, regardless of which way you install them.
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    If you put them in backwards, you're more apt to get them knocked out by a wheel hub in a crash.
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    Now that's a very good point!


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