Drill distributor bushing for lube??

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Drill distributor bushing for lube??

Postby inairam » Fri Oct 23, 2020 1:06 pm

I purchased a bushing kit from Brillman for the distributor. There is no hole in the bushing. Do I drill a hole in the bushing where the lube plug is in the lower housing to allow lube to get to the shaft?
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Re: Drill distributor bushing for lube??

Postby ricky racer » Fri Oct 23, 2020 2:17 pm

I would certainly think that would be the thing to do.
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Re: Drill distributor bushing for lube??

Postby inairam » Fri Oct 23, 2020 6:20 pm

I went through the service and shop manuals I have and there really is little more than what is parts manual for the distributor.
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Re: Drill distributor bushing for lube??

Postby Bob McCarty » Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:01 pm

You might want to call Brillman and ask them.
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Re: Drill distributor bushing for lube??

Postby Rick Spivey » Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:14 pm

If the bushing is what we used to call "oil-lite", then it is porous, and the oil would soak through it without needing a hole. They were some type of sintered bronze which had very small pores. I definitely would ask Brillman, and then see how much authority you feel like their answer has. If no hole is needed, you still might want to soak it in oil prior to assembly.
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Re: Drill distributor bushing for lube??

Postby john2189 » Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:53 pm

Drill it
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Re: Drill distributor bushing for lube??

Postby inairam » Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:08 am

Rick Spivey wrote:If the bushing is what we used to call "oil-lite", then it is porous, and the oil would soak through it without needing a hole. They were some type of sintered bronze that had very small pores.


Rick I am familiar with sintered bronze bushings and these do not look they what I have seen before.

The bushing I pushed out does not have a hole.
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Re: Drill distributor bushing for lube??

Postby Gary Dotson » Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:11 am

I can't think of any reason not to drill the hole. If the original had a hole, drill the hole.

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Re: Drill distributor bushing for lube??

Postby ricky racer » Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:23 am

You're certainly not going to hurt anything by drilling a hole. Just try to aline the hole with the lube passage when pressing it in.
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Re: Drill distributor bushing for lube??

Postby inairam » Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:25 am

Gary Dotson wrote:I can't think of any reason not to drill the hole. If the original had a hole, drill the hole.


That is the problem. I can not find a reference to a hole in the parts lists, service manuals, or shop manuals for the cub or 130/140. I also do not see how lube is going to get to the bushing and shaft
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Re: Drill distributor bushing for lube??

Postby John *.?-!.* cub owner » Sat Oct 24, 2020 2:55 pm

Since all of my cubs have magnetos I do not have anything to compare it to, but does that hole come out directly over the bushing or an one end of it?
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Re: Drill distributor bushing for lube??

Postby Glen » Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:55 pm

John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:Since all of my cubs have magnetos I do not have anything to compare it to, but does that hole come out directly over the bushing or an one end of it?

Hi,
It's hard to tell looking at a pic of the Battery Ignition unit assembled. It looks like the grease hole plug where a grease fitting goes is about in the middle of the bushing, but I'm not sure.
The plug is at B in the pic. :)

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Re: Drill distributor bushing for lube??

Postby Eugene » Sat Oct 24, 2020 7:17 pm

You are probably going to have to size/ream the bushing after being pressed in.

Press in the bushing. Drill a hole a bit smaller than the grease zerk threads. Clean up any burrs and chips. Then size the bushing.
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Re: Drill distributor bushing for lube??

Postby inairam » Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:20 pm

Eugene wrote:You are probably going to have to size/ream the bushing after being pressed in.

Press in the bushing. Drill a hole a bit smaller than the grease zerk threads. Clean up any burrs and chips. Then size the bushing.


I did not have to size/ bushing after pressing.
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Re: Drill distributor bushing for lube??

Postby inairam » Sat Oct 24, 2020 8:22 pm

John *.?-!.* cub owner wrote:Since all of my cubs have magnetos I do not have anything to compare it to, but does that hole come out directly over the bushing or an one end of it?


The hole is in the middle of the bushing.
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