Aluminum Diff Bushings (StangCobra93's) Install Question

Discussion in 'SVT Tech Forum' started by mosconiac, Aug 17, 2004.


  1. mosconiac

    mosconiac Founding Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2002
    Messages:
    151
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Eastern Iowa
    I'm installing aluminum differential bushings (front) and have one question before we press them in.

    The installer tells me that the bushings have a 0.028" interference (bushing OD is 1.040" and the hole ID is 1.012").

    Naturally, an interference fit is desired, but is 0.028" interference about right?

    My car has been on the hoist for a day and a half while I wait on a response from StangCobra93. PLEASE HELP.
     
    #1
  2. Lo Pony

    Lo Pony Founding Member

    Joined:
    Apr 29, 2002
    Messages:
    495
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Atlanta, GA
    You'd be less likely to break an ear off the differential if you heated the mounting ears (bosses) with a torch and put the bushings in the freezer to maximize the thermal expansion of the housing...you should be able thereafter to drop the bushings in with a little oil and a whack or two with a bearing driver.

    That's my approach.
     
    #2

Share This Page