=== Unable to find the specified "Oilite" bushes locally for the Bremen Walking Beam Stirling engine I am building, I am looking at machining some from Vesconite rod, seeBushes are specified for the main crankshaft and the displacer rod. These will be very light-duty applications.
The Perth agent quotes about $14 Australian for 250 mm length of 16mm rod, sounds very reasonable to me. It comes in 1m lengths, but they will supply cut lengths.
This web page includes a nice Design-a-Bearing Calculator. Anyone had experience with Vesconite, particularly its self-lubricating properties?