- May 3, 2013
Once again very valuable info and thank you for explaining in detail. Finished building my pump a few days ago and chose not to remove the land. Used your write up to build my pump and it works great!
Lonnie is still there. He is where I got my most recent set of parts for my full billet roller. He made me a nice pump....worth it. I had another done by a seller on Ebay - he is in Vegas.ineedagn - thanks, def would like to see pics for reference.
olds403 - ill have to look at my core to see how the pump looks, if its worn, ill prob buy a reconditioned one since i dont have the ability to mill it. didnt realize extreme was still around, i grew up a few miles from their original shop (east side cincy).
Can't open pics why?Scraped the Teflon layer off two of the Teflon bushings to show the difference.
This is the same bushing as number 2 in the post above. This is a used bushing I took out. Note the porous bronze middle layer (again this is a split bushing).
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This is the same as number 5 above, note a very thin Teflon coating over Babbitt. Gouged into it good just for fun. (Again this one was a solid bushing).
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Shout out to the veteran builders, has anyone been using these Teflon/Babbitt solid bushings in either the pump or the direct drum and are they holding up? I was sent two of them in a kit from a vendor but I won't name them because I bought their kit right after the originals became unavailable and it was probably the only thing out there at the time. I've been using them in the direct drum but not the pump. I still have a few to use up.