Oil lite bearings

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  1. Sinkazuki

    Sinkazuki Active Member

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    How is everyone a fixing these into the stuffing tube so they don't wiggle out?
    Ca glue seems not to work for me.
    Can the bushing be soldered at all.
    Should the end of the tube be crimped a little?
    Randy
     
  2. buttsakauf

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    The two methods I like are solder “brazing” it and 603 loctite. Read the description and it almost sounds as if it is tailored for this application.

    https://www.henkel-adhesives.com/us/en/product/retaining-compounds/loctite_603.html

    Edit: the difference between actual brazing and something that looks like it that is done with solder is the melting of the filler material used. Above 450C is brazing, below that is soldering (just with a flame). It is one of the first things I was taught as I built club loaner convoys for the NTXBG under the tutelage of John Mianowski back in ‘03. I made the brass plate rudders for them.
     
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  3. Sinkazuki

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    Red loctite, duh should a thought of that
     
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    Trying to braze oilites is a good way to light them on fire.
     
  5. buttsakauf

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    I apply heat to the brass shaft tube using a very small torch. Pre assembled outside the boat. No flame within 1/2” of the flange of bushing. Then I let the lead core solder do its capillary magic. Good flux is a must.
     
  6. warspiteIRC

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    I leave them loose.
     
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    I used red loctite on them in Bart, haven't had a problem. Only time will tell, boat's only been to 3 battles so far.
     
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    The compound is actually green in color. It is just a red bottle.
     
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    What's a good source for oilite bearings?
     
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  11. Sinkazuki

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    Ooooh! I wish I'd got the ""certified"" ones
    Wandy