Just wondering if the shackle uses the same as the king pin
If not what size is the shackle
I left my calipers at work
On the original Spindle reamer there were two sizes.1/2 inch for spindles and at the top of the reamer,a 9/16 section,for the tie rods and spring bushings. You could use a regular 9/16 reamer ok.
Thanks jack my dad has my reamer for the kingpins
Looks like I make a trip over to get it
The same precision isn't needed in the shackles as in the spindles, so I think a regular 9/16" drill bit would work fine. (I've used a round file myself when burrs and minor misfit in new bushings needs to be corrected)
As Roger posted, twist drill works fine for the steel bushing.
14.5mm drill as vendors sell. Fits repro or NOS shackles good. If your shackles are worn, you can use a smaller drill or reamer.
I like to use brass bushings in my cars, because we can't go to a Ford dealer any more and buy shackles. I have NOS shackles in my '25, and want them to stay that way. I use an adjustable reamer for my bushings. It may take longer, but I can control the fit.
9/16 drill bit and if you want a tight fit grind just a fuzz off each flute at the tip. KGB
Larry, you are a man of my own heart. Bronze bushes and do the job right.
Allan from down under.
Should gone that route but I use drill V's a 60 mile trip get the reamer
"Shackle Reamer" Isn't that the guy who is always yelling at poor Mr. Shackle for messing up at work?