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Anyone pull the cam and look at the front bushing? Mine measures within specs but appears to be solid copper? I assume its suppose to have a babbit surface? Its not scored or anything, just all copper. The journal is fine on the cam. Should I replace the bush?
 

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Sorry I don't have your answer but just to say it's probably phosphor bronze or similar alloy rather than copper. Phosphor bronze is quite hard and durable, but softer than the cam's steel. It doesn't require babbit.
 

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Thanks, I guess I'm good to go. I figured it would be pretty hard for all the babbit to be wiped so evenly and still mike out OK.
 

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Yeah, phosphor bronze is pretty tough stuff. That's what they made their swords and knives out of many centuries ago and they had no problems doing some real serious whacking and hacking with them!
 

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the cam bushing is cheap and easy to install. if you got it apart why not just change it to be safe. do it once and do it right .
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the cam bushing is cheap and easy to install. if you got it apart why not just change it to be safe. do it once and do it right .
bob
Yeah, I decided that's what I'm gonna do. easy and cheap.
 
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