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Distributor bushings ?

It's been way too many years since I had a points dizzy apart to remember if they have replaceable shaft bushings. I'm getting ready to do an electronic conversion to my original 67 dizzy and want to have new bushings on hand, if they are available. Anyone know where to get them?

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Re: Distributor bushings ?

I've thrown a few distributors in to the lake because the point gap would not remain constant due to bad bushings. I would imagine a machine shop should be able to Drill and Lath Bronze or Brass and replace the worn ones. You could also try an Industrial Nut & Bolt or Bearing Co.

Here's a site I found online: http://www.smallparts.com/s?ie=UTF8&...FSFy5QodPBzvEA

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The chances are it is the shaft not the bushing that are worn.
If replacing bushes do not reem to size..they are sintered bushes
Covered in a couple of old threads in detail

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The chances are it is the shaft not the bushing that are worn.
If replacing bushes do not reem to size..they are sintered bushes
Covered in a couple of old threads in detail
Do you have links ?? I did a search and they didn't come up.
I find it hard to see a steel shaft wearing before a bronze bushing.

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Do you have links ?? I did a search and they didn't come up.
I find it hard to see a steel shaft wearing before a bronze bushing.
$17.90 - part # 272160 from Corvette Central - www.corvettecentral.com

Also we used to buy them from a company called High Tech Innovation, but I dont have a link, maybe google it.
The lower Corvette bsg is the same, the upper 1 will have to be shortend for the normal GM point dist. The lower 1 is the bsg that usually wears out, as the oil pump shaft tends to side load the shaft at the camshaft gear area.

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Do you have links ?? I did a search and they didn't come up.
try something like sintered bush its there cause I posted the info...
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I find it hard to see a steel shaft wearing before a bronze bushing.
That is one of the great quirks of enginering...what is 'logical' is not what happens in metology.
Ouul a head down what is worn the giudes or the valves?..well both but mosty is in the valves
pull a vinage steering box down..its the shaft with most wear..
Pull a vintage gearbox down,,,its the shafts, not the bushes worn
Pull a dzzy shaft..see the 2 worn places?

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