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posticon 1967 S800 restoration project with a difference


i bought this car in 2007. did a few miles and decided it needed a little work.

read hear for the first instalment

read here for the second instalment

you will have gathered by now that i decided to not carry on with the original engine and i'm at present turning it into a hotrod. to the untrained eye when finished it'll be relativly difficult to see that it has an engine over twice the capacity fitted.

i shall carry on with the threads both into one on this thread from now on.

these photos were in the history file with the car and hopefully the aim is to getting looking pretty much the same emoticon

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so todays update is not a huge amount but an update none the less. hope your'e all still interested enough to see how it's coming along?

i finally got around to getting the front suspension off. from the links above you will have gathered that i bought a second scrap S800 for spares. a very handy purchase and after selling a few bits off it owes me very little.

it's looking like one of the suspension arms on my car may be scrap emoticon mthe bush shouldn't be sticking out and that side didn't feel right as i was stripping it down

can the more knowlageable cofirm that it is an irriplacable bush bonded into place? luckily i have spares so not all is lost. i may even look into getting it modified for use at a later date with the possibility of a rose joint or the such like.


well iv'e now got another pile of bits to sand blast and then get plated. i'm also sorting out a few more bits to sell so check out the sale section emoticon

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I would also like to know what's going on with that bush it stumped me a bit. It does push out but what I don't understand is why it was made threaded and not parallel like the rest. Iv got a full set of poly bushes apart from this one
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I suppose with the way the torsion bar fits it saves a problem with fore and aft location of the lower arm. Generaly the threads are fine but I have seen the odd one that is chewed up, but if greased well and the seal is good when assembled it seems to work well.
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so could this bush be replaced with a poly bush or does it rely on the "crush tube" being bonded to the bush?
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i should think the bush is bonded in place.

i'll see if i can get hold of someone at polybush to see if it is possible to repair the arms . i don't know if you know how poly bushes are made ? it starts as a liquid poured into a mould. so they may be ale to use a jig and pour the liquid into where the rubber should be?

i'll report back soon.


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poly can be bought in bar form and in almost any shore rating to machine in the same way that nylon can. the benefit being that it has some give where as nylon has little to non. they are not bonded in the arms it is just a standard bush with the top edge peined over it to hold it in, lift this edge and out it comes. the question im asking is why is it threaded and does the threaded tube need to be bonded or can it be free turning like other poly bushes?
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http://www.superflex.co.uk/products.php?cat=392

reading up and speaking to people nylon bushes cause more damage than they benefit in handeling etc. where as a carefull selection of poly will improve handeling and not transfer all force to the chassis
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probably true of a road car doing loads of miles. but do they say what damage is caused or is it scare mongering to sell more poly?

it really depends what you want from the car. nylon will be fine if fitted properly but i suspect that people just usually make and fit them without fitting an internal sleeve. some old race cars have a brass bush instead of rubber to reduce suspension give on hard conering. i'm using nylon because it is easy to machine and fit.

road noise will be an issue but that isn't what i'm trying to achieve. my old track/road Mini had fully rose jointed suspension so there is zero give in the bushes as it was metel to metal, and that was fine.

i suspect that there is a screw thread in the lower arm bush because you can't get behind it to fit a nut as there is a torsion bar in the way. i doub't it is to make it adjustable.

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you may notice that all the pictures have gone. i cleared the photobucket account. i will post more pictures but not as many as i used to.
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