[Healeys] FRONT SHOCK ARMS vs. NEW UPPER TRUNNION BUSHES - WHATTABATTLE
msalter at precisionsportscar.com
Wed Dec 26 09:32:09 MST 2007
I may be out of touch with what is currently available but I haven't seen
those upper outer bushes with a flange on them for years. The originals were
actually like that. All the ones I have used for the last 30 years have just
a plain solid tube through the center. I'm wondering if you may have the
incorrect bushes there.
I did a blog piece on nylatron bushes
And there is a drawing of the trunnion on the first page.
I think the important thing is that the steel tube in each bush needs to be
just a little longer than 1/2 the length of the hole in the trunnion.
BTW do be careful with the quality of the bushes that you use; there are
some about which use a split tube in the middle. They don't work well.
From: healeys-bounces+msalter=precisionsportscar.com at autox.team.net
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Sent: December 26, 2007 10:57 AM
To: healeys at autox.team.net
Subject: [Healeys] FRONT SHOCK ARMS vs. NEW UPPER TRUNNION BUSHES -
Hi All, I'm trying to install new rubber bushings (from Moss) in the
upper trunnions of a friend's 1959 BN6. They apparently seat properly
in the trunnions. I mean, the top "flange" underside is flush against
the trunnion face. The problem is that the tops of the rubbers are
waaaay too thick (over 3/16" total) for everything to go back between
the shock arms. I can't compress the rubbers because their metal
inserts are full length of the rubbers. I loosened the bolt thru the
arms but they won't spread enough to help. Is this normal?? Did the
original rubber bushes have such thick tops?? Are these bad parts?? Do
I need to reduce the rubber top thickness with a fine blade saw?? Are
other bushings available?? It seems like I've seen these bushings that
didn't have a flange...they stood just a bit proud of the trunnion face.
I know it could be very difficult to get the shock arms to relocate on
the cross-shaft, but what else can I do?? Please help...and HAPPY NEW
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