May 25th, 00, 05:41 PM
That's my front suspension not the 383 mouse under the hood!!
Poly everything! Is there any way to lube these things? They were in the car when I got it and I really don't want to take apart the front suspension... I have heard that if the urthane was soaked in oil or sprayed with sylcone before being assembled they wouldn't squeek... All ideas welcome!!
May 25th, 00, 06:02 PM
I remember reading somewhere about mixing rubbing alcohol and powdered graphite together and spraying it on the bushing so that it would migrate into the bushings innards. Maybe even a graphite spray lube for door locks might work.
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May 25th, 00, 06:03 PM
I would think silicone spray might make it squeak worse. It's just a feeling I have. I think there is a synthetic grease called NEO that guldstrand sells for the bushings. I'm wondering if you might be able to drill and tap the bushings for grease fittings and grease em?
I have a pair new energy suspension sway bar bushings that ARE greasable.
Ya know? Maybe rubber aint so bad!
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May 26th, 00, 05:04 AM
Should have sprung for the poly graphite bushings. I hear they don't squeak.
Since I installed low profile tires, I have blown a couple of upper a-arm rubber bushings. Is it due to the tires or might something else be the cause? I will be switching to the above mentioned polygraphite bushings soon and figure I won't have this problem with them. I just want to make sure I'm not overlooking some other problem.
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May 26th, 00, 11:10 AM
Have you narrow it down to just which bushings are squeeking? My front sway bar bushings used to be rather noisy so I pulled them off and roughed up their mating surfaces with sandpaper. I then used a Dremel tool to cut some grooves on these surfaces. I smeared some disc brake grease on to the surfaces and now it no longer "bites" and squeeks.
May 26th, 00, 11:16 AM
when installing rubber bushings, make shure they are not twisted too much when the car is on it's wheels, that will tear them up faster. They should last quite a while.
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May 26th, 00, 02:39 PM
gheatly - They were on the car when I got it, as I stated. I wouldn't mind going through the front end, but work has been takeing me away from home 2-3 days a week and it's all I can do to play ketch-up with the wife and diddo, pay the bills and go for a put now and then... Didn't want to start something that may get delayed and leave the '69 sitting. Oh well, your reply was a good lead in to your question for David. http://www.camaros.net/forum/wink.gif
Carl - your suggestion might be the "instant gratification" I am looking for right now or something close. Thanks for all the responses, greese fitting and groves to retain the lube will most likely happen in november unless the cash holds out then I just might go with the poly graphite!
Any other "instant gratification" fixes out there!
May 26th, 00, 02:57 PM
I had the same problem with my 69 sway bar bushings. I put poly bushings in and they squeaked. It drove me crazy. I tried silicone spray, which worked for a few days and then the noise was back. I ended up replacing the sway bar bushings with "greasable" bushings from ENERGY SUSPENSION (Summit sells these). They have a neat fitting on the bottom of the bracket that you can lube. They work great! Well worth the money (around $19 or so)....
May 27th, 00, 11:06 AM
Well Kevin and Mike have hit it right on!! Sway bar bushings are making all the noise... I hit them with spray lube and the squeek is no more! I know this is a temp fix and the perminate fix is under $20. If I had not flattened a pushrod I would be real happy!
Mike I always wondered what my 69 ragtop would look like with a black top! Your's is sweet! I like your web page layout, keep up the good work!
And thanks to all for the help!