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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:19 pm 
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Like, where can I get 'em?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:31 pm 
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Okay, I found a place to order them from. "Polybushings".

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:44 pm 
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Yes you can get them from poly bushings... but...

They are not easy like A-body bushings to get on... you will have to have a shop press, grinder, and a few other tools if doing the full monty
on the front suspension...

I just did this a while back to my son's '78 Aspen and although I understand the reason why mopar went this direction, once the OEM
plug and play T-bar/LCA bushings no longer were available the process to replace them was not fun... If you are doing the T-bar bushings,
I would also advise getting a set of 1974 B-body K-member bushings and replace your rubber K-member bushings too, the ones on my
son's car were rotted out and allowing the K member to shift a bit...poly is stiff enough and cheaper than the solid metal bushings that
they feel great when driving the car...


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:46 pm 
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Hey, thanks for the tips. I already replaced the k-frame isolators with cast iron ones years ago.

The power steering gearbox is also badly worn. I have been thinking about converting it to manual, I have a manual gearbox from an f-body, I just need to get the adapter from Firmfeel.com

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:04 pm 
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The power steering gearbox is also badly worn. I have been thinking about converting it to manual, I have a manual gearbox from an f-body, I just need to get the adapter from Firmfeel.com



I wouldn't... My son's car weighed in at 3500 lbs without me in it, and the FirmFeel Stage 2 reconditioned box and pump feel great... Manual boxes would be for weight savings
in a race car, or for a car that's much lighter....FYI.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:25 am 
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I see your point. However, money is an issue, and I kind of like the idea of saving some weight.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 05, 2018 7:58 am 
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I just remembered that I also saved a power steering gearbox from an F-body, its in my garage.
So, I'll probably use that one.

I like the idea of manual steering, but the reality is I'm about to be 55 years old in a couple of weeks... :shock:

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