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Looking for the flanged bushings for clutch engagement rod, part # 7879, # 14-94 0n the toro master parts viewer. Need two, but can make it work with one. Thanks.

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You can still get them from Toro but not cheap. I just replaced 2 and need 4 more .

I'm looking for another source

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bought bronze flanged bushings at ACE hardware. For the pedals but they had other sizes

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Squonk, if you find a source, please let me know,thanks

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Google them they are $9.82 online I have 5 but would want the same price the are nos out of a old dealers parts I bought

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I checked with McMaster -Carr and measured the 1 new one I have left. Seems to be an oddball size. If McMaster doesn't have it might be tough to find any at another supplier

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they turn up on ebay every now and again.there is a listing now 2 for $15 free ship, not as cheap as i have found them though.

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Wow, toro is really proud of those things. I really need these before I can proceed with my build. I checked ebay and can't find any. Thanks all.

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Just looked and they are still there.......

search wheelhorse 7879.

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Thanks folks...I made one. A friend gave me a brass bushing much too large, but the center was the correct diameter. I chucked it in a drill with a rag wrapped around a large drill bit to keep it tight and used a file and sandpaper to shape it, turned out perfect. I appreciate all the help.

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If these are those 1/2 ID...9/16 OD or whatever...I used a 5/8 OD and drilled the holes out to fit...works and much cheaper....

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That's not a bad idea Bob. A 5/8 bit would be about as much as a bushing from Toro. Prolly a couple of bucks more and you'll have 4 bushings

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The thrust washers are excellent quality and various thicknesses. I use 'em on my front axles.  :)

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That's a good site but the size needed is not listed. I have 1 new 7879 here and I measured an ID of .498 or 1/2" and an OD of .56. Their smallest OD is for 1/2" is .62 which is 5/8' which is what I'm finding everywhere

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I was looking through the hardware bins at TSC, and found they carry several different sizes

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They say necessity is the mother of invention, and I will freely admit that this one falls under the heading of; "dumb things you figure out while restoring old tractors". While pulling the tractor apart I noticed that all four flange bushings (2 for the fender pan pivot point, and 2 for the manual PTO handle {WH P/N: 7879} ) were almost completely gone. I figured they were a common part and I'd buy four to replace them and be done with it. Well, they are an available part ... if you want to pay $10 a piece for them at Toro. While looking for a couple of odds and ends at Tractor Supply, I saw these "1/2" Axle Cap Nuts". I knew the inner diameter was 1/2" to accept the 1/2" rod, I could grind off the cap, and those barbs could be moved or ground off, to make the flange bearings I needed. Plus they are exactly the same OD as the pressed holes in the Dashboard Riser and Fender pivot bracket. They worked like a charm and they're only $1.79 per 2 ea. I have included pictures below.

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Note the cap is ground off and the tabs pressed back into the body. I held the cap with a pair of needle nose pliers and used my upright belt/disk sander to grind the cap off.

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I'm going to TSC today anyway. Gonna have to pick up a couple of bags. That is if the have them. Drawers are half empty :rolleyes:

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Went to TSC. Of course they only had 1 bag. Rest of the drawer was packed full. I also needed 20 3/8 nuts. They had 21 :)

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Went to TSC. Of course they only had 1 bag. Rest of the drawer was packed full. I also needed 20 3/8 nuts. They had 21 :)

Mike, they had 22 nuts, you were there!                   :ROTF:

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I'm not 3/8' I'm metric :)

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Hmmmmmm

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