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  • A coupe - suspension arms - parts and install

    So looking at parts that will go back on for the front wheels....
    So questions:
    1. The nylon bushing for the end of the arms - currently (new from Stoddard - 644.41.105)) its 'sloppy' on the earm...but will it tighten up when pushed in ...?
    1b To drive in /insert said bushing in - piece of pipe ?

    2. The parts diagram shows a washer (644.41.404) the fits on the outside of needle bearing; the suspension arm is chamfered where it meets the bearing- hence the need for a washer I guess... it just looks weird - anyone have picture please ?

    Thanks for all the support.
    (& Tips and Advice always welcome)

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    This is one of those evolutionary changes Steve:
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    Early T1's had the free needle bearing cages with a separate race pressed into the ends of the tube. Then sometime in late '57 they went to this one piece bearing and race unit.
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ID:	108832 If your car has the early bearings it had a metal shim on the inside of the rubber seal to insulate it.
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ID:	108833 If your car had the one piece bearing unit there was this nylon instead of metal. You just have to determine which version your car had.
    Hope this helps.
    Justin Rio



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