[Healeys] Sway bar bushings

rfbegani at gmail.com rfbegani at gmail.com
Thu Oct 29 10:29:53 MDT 2020

Thanks for the heads up. Rubber is the best choice Closer examination indicates that 2 need replacing and missing one.  Now that the car is back on the road, every spring before I leave Florida for the north, after putting it on jack stands I will look at all the bushings, oiling the leaf springs and so in before putting the cover on the car.


Jean do you have a list of things you look out for every year?




From: Jean Caron <vintage_roadster_restoration at hotmail.com> 
Sent: Thursday, October 29, 2020 11:00 AM
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Subject: RE: [Healeys] Sway bar bushings


If I recall correctly, what was discussed previously on these poly bushings is that they will definitely last longer, have tendency to squeak and give a bit harsher ride. 

I would just replace the missing one and the cracked one with new rubber ones, simply because, while they may not last anywhere as long, it is still basically a maintenance item and even if I have to do that job every 5 to 6 years, it is part of my maintenance of the car.




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From: Richard Collins <mailto:gonnagitcha90 at hotmail.com> 
Sent: October 29, 2020 9:52 AM
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Subject: Re: [Healeys] Sway bar bushings


FWIW I’ve replaced some and eventually all of my rubber bushings Several times in the past 10 -12 years. Diminished quality I suspect is the cause. 



Richard C

BN7 #440


On Oct 29, 2020, at 09:42, rfbegani at gmail.com <mailto:rfbegani at gmail.com>  wrote:


When I replaced the busing 30 plus years ago, the only thing available was rubber. I am missing one and the others are cracked, so time to replace.  Now Moss has Prothane bushings.  I seem to recall that there was a discussion that the Poly bushes do not last.  What is the consensus of opinion rubber or poly.


Bob Begani

67 BJ8

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