The white Doug Whalen
bushings are intentionally made too thick because the thickness needed
for a tight fit varies.
You have to sand down the bushings, made of Delrin, to fit tight in the
metal piece with the kebab.
fit is right when it takes a big rubber hammer to get it in, but
Note: On 10/30/07 2:08 AM, Steve Myers
When I put
the seat in the car, the motor made an awful slow grinding sound, and
the seat wouldn't budge.Since I'm not lucky enough to have a convenient
power supply, I had to wrestle to put the seat back in the car about
4 times to see if I had fixed the problem--I'm sore today! The other
cause of binding could be the screws not lined up properly on each side.
I can say after the four tries, I had those puppies lined up within
0.005"! So I know that wasn't the problem.
I thought about not making the threaded nut fit too tight.
I thought a-ha!--if the threaded nut is off center or whatever, then
the rod would bind. The stock rubber bits indeed do not squeeze the
nut tight side-to-side. I sanded them down a bit more--not loose, just
very-firm-finger-push tight--and it worked beautifully.
and Before Kebabs