Re: Hopping Mad over New Hotchkis Springs!!
Craig, been there done that
. Make sure to thoroughly grease the inside of the bushings, as well as the outer sleeve. Then, you can try to twist the sleeve as you push it. If that doesn't work (like it didn't for me, lol), I actually used a woodworking clamp....using a small, thin block of wood between the clamp pad and the sleeve. Obviously, you have to have the "non-turning" part of the clamp on the fender side. This will work. But I seem to recall having to press the last portion of the sleeve in (can't recall why), and remember cursing like a SOB...while applying as much pressure as possible to seat it evenly
. That damn "grease" they give you almost seems to be like glue, eh? You'll get it, just keep at it!
Learning & Relearning about the cars I grew up with.
69' - Built 350, 750 Holley, Elgin E920P Cam, 283 PP Heads, Long Comp Headers, MSD, TKO-600, 12 Bolt Posi 3.73, Hotchkis Rear, Eibach Front w/Hotchkis Sway, SPC UCAs, 3rd Gen PS, AR TTII's. Still working on it.