Yesterday, I started the job of replacing my old rotten rubber body bushings with new poly bushings.
I removed & replaced the driver's side mounts, one mounting point at a time starting at the rearmost mount. All of the old rubber bushings came out OK with some effort. Some of the collared washers that extend through the upper and lower rubber buscuits were fairly corroded. I cleaned up all of the washers and bolts on the wire wheel and re-painted as best I could.
I positioned all of the new poly bushings and lowered the car down. All of the bolts tightened up to the proper torque specs. except for the body mount closest to the firewall.
This mount seems only to torque to about 25 ft. lbs. I can keep tightening, but all that seems to happen is that the lower washer is bowing in and the lower bushing is being compressed.
I pulled the bolt back out and had a look. All looked normal. The bolt is not cross threaded or stripped. I'm wondering if the nut inside the body is turning slightly as I tighten?
I don't like the idea of leaving it at just 25 ft. lbs. torque.
69 Camaro Coup-My Granny's car-327/210hp
Weiand Stealth Intake/Carter 625cfm 4bbl. carb.
Coated Headers/2.25" dual exhaust with H-pipe/Turbo Muffs
Th350 trans. W/Transgo Shiftkit
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