[TR] Spitfire question

Jeff Scarbrough fishplate at gmail.com
Sun Nov 8 08:38:37 MST 2020

>From memory:

Smaller cup washer > Plastic Hat > metal sleeve > larger cup washer.  The
square o-ring is a gasket that fits between the cup washers.  Note that
the smaller cup washer should have a larger hole than the larger (outer)
cup washer.

Play with that and you should see pretty quickly.  See, for instance, the
diagram on this page:  https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-GRID005736

Jeff Scarbrough
Corrosion Acres, Ga.

On Sun, Nov 8, 2020 at 9:49 AM DAVID MASSEY <dave1massey at cs.com> wrote:

> A friend of mine must be desperate since he is asking me for advice about
> his Spitfire and I have almost no experience with those.  He is working on
> reassembling the rear trunion.  There is a plastic bushing on either side
> that is hat shaped.  There are two cupped washers and a rubber seal.  The
> bushing, sleeve and cupped washers are all self evident.  My question is
> about the rubber seal.  I'm thinking this seal needs to go on the OD of the
> hat section of the bushing but it seems to be about 1/4 inch (6mm) too
> small in diameter to fit around it and trying to stretch it and keep it in
> place is an exercise in aggravation.
> What has been the experience of those here who have done this and what
> recommendations have you?
> Thanks in advance.
> Dave
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