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08-11-2018, 12:14 AM
I am about to start a renewal of all the suspension bushes on my 51 Champion, can anyone tell me, when the manual says tighten the steel bushes, what am I tightening the bushes against! Is it the end of the shaft they are screwing onto? I have made the A arm spreaders, so with the 15 thou spread, what are the bushes tightening up against, all advise appreciated. Lofty.

08-11-2018, 01:00 AM
The shoulder on the bushing should seat against the face of the A-arm. You don't want them to bottom on the end of the male threaded pin.

08-14-2018, 05:32 PM
Thanks Gordon, that was the last thing I couldn't understand, so with the spreader in place, tighten up to the A Arm, release the spreader the shaft should move free, no binding!
Thanks again. Lofty.

08-14-2018, 06:00 PM