Mf35 front axel bush

Discussion in 'Classic Machinery' started by wuddy, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. wuddy

    wuddy Member

    Location:
    Scottish Borders
    Needing new bush/bushes for the centre pin on a 3cyl 35 front axel. Having looked for them there appears to be the option of two short bushes or one long one. Anybody got any advice on what I should be getting?
     
  2. MrNoo

    MrNoo Member

    Location:
    Cirencester
  3. Sharpy

    Sharpy Member

    Location:
    Ardrossan Ayrshire
    Surely easier to squirt oil down the centre of the pin? Oil hole in it to lube the bush
     
  4. Mursal

    Mursal Member

    If your not lucky enough to have a lathe, you could split the bush and leave a 2mm gap for the grease.
     
  5. Mrs Brown

    Mrs Brown Member

    Location:
    Orkney Islands
    Just fit the one short one, if you jack up the front axle and move it through its ark you will see why.
     
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  6. Electronic

    Electronic Member

    Location:
    Wessex
    You only need one short bush, as was fitted in the factory. A long bush or two short ones doesn't allow the beam to twist. Instead it tries to twist the pivot pin which will eventually break and if you're unlucky damage the radiator at the same time.
     
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  7. Mrs Brown

    Mrs Brown Member

    Location:
    Orkney Islands
    Replace the long bolts in the end of the radius arms, they wear and the axle tends to lean rearwards upsetting the caster angle of the steering making it harder to steer.
     

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