Well I have to say the ride was a lot of fun for those of us that participated. It was good to see old friends and make new ones. I found some good parts and got rid of things I was tired of storing. The railroad bed was dusty we'll hope for more mud next year.
I have acquired brass tubing that is the size described. After drilling the block to proper size I was thinking some lock tite would be a good thing on the outside of the bushing. Now all I need is time to get after this repair.