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Thread: Reamer size for 3/32 axle bushings

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    Reamer size for 3/32 axle bushings

    I seemed to have misplaced the reamer I used to ensure the rear axle would spin freely in 3/32" bushings. I bought it so long ago, I forgot if I bought it through a slot car source or what size reamer if bought from McMaster-Carr or similar.

    Any suggestions?

    Jeff
    JayGee Racing Controllers - 24 Bands of Bliss
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    Hi Jeff,

    Great to see that you are still alive

    Rocket Rod bought me one years ago.

    The label on the plastic vial reads:

    Morse Cutting Tools
    List# 1653
    EDP#21703
    STR SK CHUCK RMR 3/32
    MADE IN USA P001396 8/7/99

    Take care

    Ron
    Zippity

    "Rules are written by FEAR; and that Racers are motivated by the Fear that somebody may have something that gives others an Edge." - Rocky Russo



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    Quote Originally Posted by JayGee View Post
    I seemed to have misplaced the reamer I used to ensure the rear axle would spin freely in 3/32" bushings. I bought it so long ago, I forgot if I bought it through a slot car source or what size reamer if bought from McMaster-Carr or similar.

    Any suggestions?

    Jeff
    Any good Industrial Supply company should carry them. I buy my axles there (#43 drill blank) and then a 3/32 reamer. There might be a Grainger store close by which should have them.

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    Thanks guys.

    Yes...I'm still alive and happily remarried!

    - Jeff
    JayGee Racing Controllers - 24 Bands of Bliss
    www.jaygeeracing.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by JayGee View Post
    Thanks guys.

    Yes...I'm still alive and happily remarried!

    - Jeff

    Congrats Jeff!

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    Or McMaster-Carr. Use a #42 drill blank (.0935") and you rarely need to ream the 3/32" (.09375") bore in gears, wheels or bushings. The #43 may have been a typo - .089" is much too small...and NEVER order reamer drill blanks...they are oversixze)
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    yes it should have been a 42, however I have found that I need to ream most gears and bushings for a proper fit.

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