[TR] Opening Up Connecting Rod Oil Passages

ptegler ptegler at verizon.net
Sat Dec 3 23:44:46 MST 2016

Harbor Freight sells sets with long handles

also, you can go to any sporting goods (hunting) store.... bore brushes 
and cleaning rods for various caliper rifles and shotguns will get you 
just about every size needed.


Paul Tegler ptegler at verizon.net www.teglerizer.com
On 12/3/2016 9:48 PM, Bill Brewer wrote:
>      So I am rebuilding a Standard Vanguard engine for a 1953 Morgan 
> Plus 4. The connecting rods have been laying on a shed floor for 
> decades. They cleaned up nicely, but the oiling hole through the 
> connecting rod to the small end bushings were all rusted solid. I made 
> a tool out of a piece of 1/8 brass welding rod. I pounded the end 
> flat, like a screwdriver, and pounded it in while turning with a small 
> Vise-grips. It got the hole opened and rust poured out. The hole is 
> about 0.180” diameter. I’ve been trying to find a long 3/16ths tube 
> brush (like a pipe cleaner) to clean them out better, but no one makes 
> one long enough. The brush needs to be about 5” long and the longest 
> that McMaster Carr has is 3”. I could pull the small end bushings out 
> and go at it from both ends, but the bushings in there fit the wrist 
> pins perfectly and I would rather not mess them up if I can help it.
>      I have been considering buying a 12” long 3/16ths (.188”) drill 
> bit and running that through. It might open up the hole a little bit, 
> which might not be a bad thing.
> http://www.truevalue.com/product/3-16-x-12-In-High-Speed-Split-Point-Steel-Drill-Bit/74680.uts
>      Has anybody else been here? How did you get by this?
>      TIA,
>      Bill Brewer
>      Tehachapi, CA
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