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Old 05-25-2012, 09:57 AM   #61
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Originally Posted by Legacy777 View Post
I got the joint off, retightened things, and put a lock washer on. There is still just a little bit of play, 1/32" or less due to the tolerances in the bolt & the nylon bearing. It's possible the bronze bearings would fix that, but I'm not sure. I may order the bronze ones and use them in the spare joint I have.

updated pics

Overall I think this is pretty good custom mod. It could definitely use some refinement. I'm curious to see what cboggess and subieworx come up with, assuming they come up with a solution for the 5spds.


Relooking at this, is it possible that there may also be some play between the sleeve bushing shoulders and the linkage itself. Is there a reason that you went with the 1/16" shoulder on the sleeve bearings instead of the 1/8"? Is there just not enough room to fit them without bending the linkage outward with an extra 1/16" of shoulder on each side?

It seems to me that if the linkage is tight against the sleeve bushing shoulders, and the sleeve ID is 3/8" and the bolt OD is 3/8" that there wouldn't be any play.

Also did you add any lube to the joints? Seems like some would be completely appropriate for the sleeve/metal compression and joint areas. Apologies if I missed that.
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