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ciscokid
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From: Cleveland, TN
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 11-17-2002 01:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ciscokid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'm looking for a solution to pounded out bushings on my front coil spring saddles on a '71 D/SA Mustang. I have tried rubber stock replacement and aftermarket polyurethane bushings. The rubber ones get beat to death and the polyurethane creaks and moans like a haunted house in the movies.

I thought I remember something about a solid bronze replacement bushing with a grease zerk, but I have not seen it in any catalogs. Any ideas?

Thanks,
Bill Harris

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mustang68mustangs
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From: pittsburgh,pa.usa
Registered: Jul 2001

posted 11-17-2002 02:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustang68mustangs   Click Here to Email mustang68mustangs     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I saw in mustang and Ford mag. A company called American Pony 1-866-717-7711. The bushings they sell are called Midolyn it is supposed to be as durable as poly but a hardness in between rubber and poly. The best thing they say is they are not supposed to squeak.
I have no experience with the bushings or the company. so you decide .
Bob

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Moneymaker
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posted 11-17-2002 03:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Bronze with a grease fitting is the only way to fly. Especially on a nose heavy 429 car. I used to replace my perches on MM every year and sometimes twice a year. Now, I just grease them once a month and they stay solid and loose as a goose.

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ciscokid
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posted 11-17-2002 04:40 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ciscokid     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
So Alex, where can I get such a beast?

Thanks,
Bill H.

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Moneymaker
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posted 11-17-2002 04:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Moneymaker   Click Here to Email Moneymaker     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Send me an e-mail.

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Alex Denysenko
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NHRA/IHRA/SRA member and licensed Superstock driver
MCA member# 53321
NHRA and IHRA SS/LA National Record Holder '00, '01, & '02
Fleet of FoMoCo products including 88 ASC McLaren Mustang #28
Professional Manwhore
The Barry of BarrysGrrl

Quote #1: "I never met a magazine mechanic I liked."
Quote #2: "Make sure brain is in gear before engaging mouth!"
Quote #3: "If you can't run with the big dogs, stay on the porch!"

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