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I am replacing the king pins om my '48 Chrysler New Yorker.  I bought the kit from Bernbaum (returned twice due to wrong kit). Installed the bushing and the needle bevaring. You are supposed to ream the bushing to correct tolerance, bit the bolt goes easily om without reaming. I can feel a little slack inn the bushing. Is this normal? Anyone with the same experience?

 

Ole

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Ole,

NO SLACK in a kingpin is acceptable.

It should be somewhere between a "slip fit" and an "interference" fit.

And no grease will make up for a sloppy fit, more that about 2 seconds.

 

Mike in Colorado

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