The MGA With An Attitude
REAMING the Front Suspension BRONZE BUSHINGS -- FS-201
FS-201 gives you a method to ream the front suspension swivel link bronze bushings to fit the steel bearing tube, and to do it in your home shop without a drill press or milling machine. This assumes that you have already removed the old bushings and pressed in the new ones.
You can get the old bushings out with a hammer and a deep well wrench socket of the appropriate diameter for a punch, or by cutting through the wall of the bushing from the inside with a hacksaw blade and then tapping the cut bushing out with a punch and a small hammer. The new bushing can be pressed into place by squeezing the assembly lengthwise in a bench vise. Be sure to position the new bushing at the correct rotation with the open hole in the side of the bushing facing the threaded swivel pin opening.
You may notice that the pictures show bronze swivel links from a MG TD. They are identical in all respects except that the MGA parts are cast iron (and the bronze parts photograph better). Some early production MGA parts may have been bronze.