Front stub axle bushings

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Ken Chambers

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Scott,

I also need to replace those front stub axle bushings but have been very
reluctant to order them at $120 apiece. In this case
originally has no importance as long as the replacement part functions as
intended. I also like to support Hugh as much as
possible but there are limits.

Would you be interested in having additional bushings made for other members
while lowering the cost for yours? How about asking
your bearing guy what his best prices are. In moderate quantities, the price to
members might get down to around $25-30, plus
shipping. I'd certainly jump at buying four of them (2 cars). Of course, you'd
now be in the parts business so consider carefully
if you'd like to do this.

This is really an important safety issue. There's quite a bit of play in my
front wheels due to those worn bushings. I get an
occasional shimmy while driving on the road. It's happened occasionally at
freeway speeds and is frightening. If violent enough,
more damage can occur very quickly leading to an out of control condition. If
anyone has a front end shimmy, check those
bushings. It's easily done by jacking up the front end, grabbing the top and
bottom of a wheel and alternately pushing and
pulling. If there's more than about a quarter inch of movement at the tire
edge, those bushings need replacement. Also check the
King Pin bushings for excess play.

What kind of interest is out there for these stub axle bushings at an attractive
price? Thanks, Scott.

Ken Chambers, CA
'64 Amphi



> The local bearing store took measurements from a new $115 dollar unit
> from Gordons. They quoted me at $45 apiece for a minimum of four units.
> The bearing guy was upset that the price was so high. Hugh's parts are
> original but they are still just 660 brass.
>
> Scott Moses
> Kansas
 
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tommyintpa@aol.com

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<font FACE="arial,helvetica"><font SIZE="3" FAMILY="SERIF" FACE="Calisto MT" LANG="0">In a message dated 12/15/01 9:45:17 PM Pacific Standard Time, kenneth3@concentric.net writes:



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<blockquote TYPE="CITE" style="BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">This is really an important safety issue. There's quite a bit of play in my front wheels due to those worn bushings. I get an

occasional shimmy while driving on the road. It's happened occasionally at freeway speeds and is frightening.</font><font COLOR="#000000" SIZE="3" FAMILY="SANSSERIF" FACE="Arial" LANG="0"></blockquote>

</font><font COLOR="#000000" SIZE="2" FAMILY="SANSSERIF" FACE="Arial" LANG="0">Ken Chambers, CA

<blockquote TYPE="CITE" style="BORDER-LEFT: #0000ff 2px solid; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-RIGHT: 0px; PADDING-LEFT: 5px">'64 Amphi </blockquote>

</font><font COLOR="#000000" SIZE="3" FAMILY="SERIF" FACE="Calisto MT" LANG="0">

Hi all, As a stop gap measure you can probably reduce the shimmy if you balance the front tires. Tires that are correctly in balance will run true and hold a sloppy front end in line, the faster you go the more they act like gyros. It wont take the slake out of the front end but it will help in the mean time. Tommy in Tampa</font>
 
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