motoMark Posted March 18 Report Share Posted March 18 Hello all, I'm in the process of replacing the king pins and bushings on my 51 Cambridge and found that the new king pins are too big, by about 0.005", to slide through the support. The old king pins measured 0.7945" and the new pins I purchased in a kit from AB measured 0.800". I never thought to check the fit of the new pins in the support before I took the knuckles to the machine shop to have the new bushings installed and reamed. But now the new bushings are reamed to fit the new pins and I can't get the pins in the support. So I guess I have 2 options. 1st one is to re-use the old king pins, which are in pretty good shape, and live with a little extra clearance with the bushings. Or number 2, hone the holes in the supports to accommodate the new pins, thus having the proper clearance with the bushings. Any thoughts? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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