What rubber bushings do I need to replace an my front suspension?
I know about the A-arm bushings V8 type, The sway bar bush stock type, but what about the shock fulcrum pin bushing as VB calls it or is it a bearing as moss calls it? Should I change them?
What all should I replace,the King pins should be in good shape as the car has only 66K on it and the front is tight when driving. But the rubber a-arm buskings are shot. Car gets squeaky at front but when I WD40 the A-arms it stops for a while.
You for sure want to get the upper fulcrum bushings. I would recommend you get the upper fulcrum pin as well. Another thing I would get is the distance piece ,seal support,thrust washer,and lower fulcrum pin. These are item # 53-57 in VB book.Also look at your A arms real close for the small hole being egged out.
Blake if you have a MC with a vaume boost I was told my many people (Tom included) they are very tough to do and do not seem to last. Another alternative, I found a place which bored mine out and lined it with a stainless steel sleeve, then replaced everything. It was about 2/3 the price of a new one and is supposed to be better then new.
I think Brit-tech or the Proper MG offers a boosted brake MC for less than the replacement stock part. I use it, and the uprated cylinders at the wheels from VB. Several others here talked me out of a rebuild. If you can't find the part, let me know and I'll dig out the receipt.
Also, Get the fulcrum pin, you'll probably have to cut the old one off. While you're at it, add the heacy duty shock valves to the front shocks and maybe the 550# springs. The springs lower the car, so you might want the lowering kit for the rear-end, but then you get bit hard by the "might as wells". Good luck.