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Old 05-20-2022, 09:09 AM   #1
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Default Spring bushings

I want to replace the spring bushings in my 48 car, itís been 25 years or so and I imagine there has been a lot of changes in the part. Suggestion for the best would be appreciated.
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Old 05-20-2022, 10:09 AM   #2
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Check out CW MOSS;
https://cwmoss.com/search?q=spring+bushings
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Old 05-20-2022, 10:31 AM   #3
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Will do thanks 19Forty
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Old 05-20-2022, 12:27 PM   #4
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Do not just install them in any orientation. They should be installed at the working angle.
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Old 05-20-2022, 02:28 PM   #5
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Andy is correct. 45 degrees is the desired angle. The photo below is a 40 Ford reversed eye spring with shackles at 45 degrees.
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Old 05-20-2022, 08:23 PM   #6
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If you use a Delrin bushing kit, they do not require any special tools to install and will last forever.
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Old 05-20-2022, 10:15 PM   #7
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If you use a Delrin bushing kit, they do not require any special tools to install and will last forever.
...or moly impregnated nylon 6/6 will also last forever
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Old 05-20-2022, 10:20 PM   #8
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...or moly impregnated nylon 6/6 will also last forever
Yup.
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Old 05-21-2022, 06:09 AM   #9
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Thanks guys for all the feed back , does any one know where to get ones mentioned in post 7 thanks again to all here who offered their help.
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Old 05-21-2022, 09:48 AM   #10
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McMaster_Carr. https://www.mcmaster.com/nylon-6/wea...t-nylon-tubes/
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Old 05-21-2022, 09:49 AM   #11
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Old 05-21-2022, 10:53 AM   #12
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If you have a lathe, you can make your own out of brass. However, DELRIN is less expensive and will work great.These homemade shackles and bushings are are 50 years old.
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Old 05-21-2022, 10:57 AM   #13
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Thanks 19forty, donít have a lath so I will have find them already made
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Old 05-21-2022, 11:10 AM   #14
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I tried a few "plastic" bushings. I can't tell one from the other, but they all squeaked. I finally went to impregnated bronze flanged bushing or flanged bearing like 19forty made. Available in different sizes from your bearing store.
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Old 05-21-2022, 04:22 PM   #15
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I tried a few "plastic" bushings. I can't tell one from the other, but they all squeaked. I finally went to impregnated bronze flanged bushing or flanged bearing like 19forty made. Available in different sizes from your bearing store.
Urathane will squeak.
Delrin won't.
Like any bearing, it helps life if you lube them once in awhile also.
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Urathane will squeak.
Delrin won't.
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McMaster-Carr supply- oil inbedded flanged nylon bushings
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Old 05-23-2022, 05:09 AM   #18
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Thanks to all for advice and assistance
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Old 05-23-2022, 06:12 AM   #19
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3rd gen sell both original and modern style show car original daily or regular driver defiantly modern like most things its your choice
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