Today I will show you how I returned the upper bushing for upright gear shaft and the needle bar post to their proper locations. These were the last two mechanical parts to be removed from Ms. Rusty before she was cleaned and stripped many moons ago (click here for a flashback).
I started with the upper bushing for the upright gear shaft. Notice that there is a mark at the top of the bushing that “points” toward the hole in the side of the bushing? This hole will face toward the back of the machine when it is properly placed into position. Also note the slightly flat side of the top of the bushing? This will face the side where the set screw holds the bushing in place.
Once you have the bushing correctly oriented, place it over the upright gear shaft post hole (I made up that name) and push, or gently tap, it into place. In my first attempt at this, I pushed the bushing down too far as shown in the photos below. The big clue is that the bushing is showing below the “post”.