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#865971 12/11/2021 6:20 PM
by JDH
I need to line ream crankcase and cam bushes.
Any suggestion or pictures?
one is a blind hole
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#866062 Dec 12th a 04:43 PM
by C.B.S
Over the years I have thought about developing a kit to line ream A50 / A65 bushings but it is too complicated to offer to the public

I honestly tell my customers, if the cam bushings show little wear, do not replace them or remove them - too much of a hassle fixing a misalignment problem once the new bushings are installed

We often times live in a world were everything has to be "new" and "replaced"

Just my thoughts!

Take care
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#866793 Dec 19th a 04:17 PM
by gavin eisler
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Something to think about, my 71 which has worn out several other mechanical items is still on its original bushes. The cam does not spin free, in these bushes when cold until not just the case fasteners are secure , the barrel must also be bolted down, before the barrel is bolted the cam will turn but not so free. The gist of this is, if you are having the cam bushes line reamed fit the barrels to the cases first.
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#867280 Dec 25th a 04:19 PM
by Ignoramus
My 70 A65 is also running original cam, bushes . I've had the motor fully apart 3? times and it is also still on the original roller bearing .

A lot of people "fix " things on these old crates when its not even necessary , but I guess that's why its called a hobby ..

..I've had the A65 from new so know its history ...I cant tell you the mileage because I've had 3 or 4 of those poorly made magnetic speedos ( ok 1 got burnt in a smash so that one is excused) but likely around 60.000 miles
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