Lotus Elan

Rear bushes

PostPost by: Billelan » Fri Feb 09, 2024 5:52 pm

This is not the parts suppliers fault, it’s down to the manufacturers. These days it’s the end user that becomes quality control. It’s a problem across the classic car world.
My concern is, they are getting something as simple as sizes incorrect what else are they getting wrong.
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PostPost by: EPA » Fri Feb 09, 2024 7:07 pm

I would be very cautious regarding the use of too much pressure to make them go in, I had a split appear in one of the wishbones after new bushes were fitted .
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PostPost by: Sidcoupe » Mon Feb 12, 2024 6:46 pm

Thanks for all your help might try and get the bushes turned down
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PostPost by: Billelan » Mon Feb 12, 2024 7:16 pm

I would be careful turning down the bush. They’re only thin walled as it is. Suppose it depends on how much material you’re going to remove.
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PostPost by: MACCA.GLM » Mon Feb 12, 2024 7:29 pm

Hello
The bushes are imperial 1.375 not metric. just measured my old units.The bushes at 2mm over or 80 thou are not correct unless you have bastard size bones.
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