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« on: October 12, 2021, 10:22:30 PM »

Now the Berlina is in regular use it’s to be expected that a few niggles will show up on a 42 year old car.
Today I decided to address the failed alternator bracket bush using a polyurethane replacement.
It wasn’t a straight fit as chose to use a universal anti-roll bar bush.  It only took an hour to make what I hope will be a long term solution.
First I set about putting a waist in the bush with the help of the pillar drill, an angle grinder and a file.


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« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2021, 10:27:45 PM »

Then I made the hole in the bracket larger. My intention is that a larger diameter bush should last longer so I removed metal from the meaty part of the bracket (blue zone) to avoid the thin end from becoming weaker.


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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2021, 10:30:29 PM »

Then slip in the bush.  Suits you sir.
Job done.


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« Reply #3 on: October 13, 2021, 07:02:49 AM »

Tidy re-usable solution. Nice!
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« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2021, 08:29:59 AM »

Hi Ian

As Eric says a nice solution and could be applied elsewhere for cracked and degraded rubber bushes.

Peter
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« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2021, 01:27:56 PM »

Nice one, Ian. That's particulalrly timely as I hope to be fitting the alternator to my engine in the near(ish) future and something like that is a fine idea. I also notice that you are a fellow owner of a Mercury Startrite pillar drill! I recently refurbished mine and it's a properly meaty piece of kit (over 90kg by my estimation).



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« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2021, 05:11:26 PM »

Yes the Mercury is made to last and takes 2 too lift it on the bench. It’s even a struggle to extend it on your own.
Mine came from a school clearout many years ago and I must say its a lovely made piece. Something very pleasurable about changing the speed by moving the belt up and down the pulleys.
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« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2021, 07:02:37 PM »

Yes the Mercury is made to last and takes 2 too lift it on the bench. It’s even a struggle to extend it on your own.

I had to break mine down to its component parts to get it on the bench. My wife and I just managed to get the column and base onto the bench and then built it up from there.
I use a scissor jack and block of wood under the table to make it easier to raise and lower the table precisely.

Mine came from a school clearout many years ago and I must say its a lovely made piece. Something very pleasurable about changing the speed by moving the belt up and down the pulleys.
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You and me both... Wink Mine was an ebay purchase about 10 years ago.
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