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Hi Peter.

Many thanks for your message. Thank you also for the advice of doing them tight with oil. I don’t remember doing that when I did the king pins on my Austin Seven, but it was a long time ago!

I did consider a cylinder honer as I have one that I purchased years ago  when I was unable to obtain wheel cylinders for my Vauxhall 12/6.  I still have more work to do removing the rust from the new king pins. Ray obviously had them in stock for a long time and they have quite a lot of surface rust on them.

The other thing that I considered was to buy some adjustable expanding reamers and gently using those. I have three grades of grinding paste and I suspect the ultra fine will be most suitable.

With regards to cleaning up afterwards, I am meticulous about cleaning everything that I work on. I have a small parts washer so this will be easy to do.  When it is reassembled, everything will be as clean as the bodywork! I need to get the job finished so I can free up my hoist to work on my wife’s Figgy.

Thanks again for taking the time to reply.

Kindest regards and best wishes.