Brass

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  1. Apr 15, 2018 #1

    Johno1958

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    Just a quicky, can brass be used for valve guides or is bronze a must..
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  2. Apr 15, 2018 #2

    Cogsy

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    I have only ever used brass for valve guides, it works just fine.
     
  3. Apr 15, 2018 #3

    stevehuckss396

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    All my engines have 360 brass valve guides. My peewee has been running for 8+ years and still runs great.
     
  4. Apr 15, 2018 #4

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    Thanks guy's
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  5. Apr 17, 2018 #5

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    In my opinion brass is only good for ornament. The mechanical properties and wear resistance of phosphor bronzes are far superior to brass and for the sizes/amounts that are used in model engines the price difference is negligible.
     

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