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    #162867

    I also buy brass rod in the various sizes by the 3 foot length and cut the shear pins to length. Many places sell brass shear pins for boat props though. McMaster-Carr, Grainger, EBay, all sell stock so you can cut your own.
    -Ben

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    #162868

    Ben. Excellent advice! Thanks for spelling it out. I am going to try your method and see if I can salvage this thing. If anything at all it will give me some welding practice. This has been an enlightening thread. Thanks Again. Ken

    You’re very welcome. I hope it works well for you. I’m sure you will be able to salvage it.
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    #162903

    Well, it is OK to reuse the bushing/seal housing after it has been galled up on the bottom, but you want to be sure it has not been distorted/cracked from the upward pressue of the driveshaft pushing up on it. I don’t recommend resusing it though, even if it is not cracked/distorted, this damaged piece is bound to cause confusion during future repairs in the future.

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    #163081

    Well, it is OK to reuse the bushing/seal housing after it has been galled up on the bottom, but you want to be sure it has not been distorted/cracked from the upward pressue of the driveshaft pushing up on it. I don’t recommend resusing it though, even if it is not cracked/distorted, this damaged piece is bound to cause confusion during future repairs in the future.

    I do not disagree with fleetwin here. The piece should be scrutinized to be sure it isn’t more than superficially damaged. I find most of them reusable. If they were not difficult and expensive to find in good condition, especially for someone without a parts inventory to go to, I would not reuse a damaged one. They are getting harder to find at a reasonable price in good shape though. For that reason, if it is serviceable, I will reuse them.
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