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Re: [T3] Upper torsion arm needle bearings

On Sun, 2003-11-23 at 23:02, Yancy Everhart wrote:

> The fiber or bakelite bushing I'm looking for actually goes between the arm
> and the axle tube.  The passenger side shows it in red in the photo.
You might find a machine shop that could make some for you out of Delrin
or similar material. You do have one of the old ones to use as a

> >Most of the servicing of this is covered very nicely in the Bentley manual,
> >including the dimensions for the driver to install the bearings.
> Yes, I've been looking there.  It seems that I will have to make a puller
> out of a slide hammer somehow.
I have some of the puller and driver plates for the bearings, but they
do not have the VW771 number on them. They have the US447 number, which
was a USA manufacturer of tools for VW. I don't have a book to cross
reference them, so I cant tell if I have the ones you need.

Does anyone notice in the Bentley, where they mention the inner bush
wear limits, that the dimensions are english, and not even metric?  Wear
limit for the upper is 1.275/32.28mm. That is 1 1/4" original. The lower
bushing wear limit is 1.314/33.38mm, which would mean 1 5/16" original.
You don't suppose that there is a standard english size bushing that
would work?

Russ Wolfe
'66 FB MT
'71 FB AT 
'65 Bug (not running)

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