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  • The Dragon Ate My Bushings

    Kinda like "the dog ate my homework". These rubber bushings were only 6 or 7 years old. I knew they were getting a little wonky, but the Tail of the Dragon at TRials proved to be too much.
    I'm going back in with Richard Goods Nylatron kit. Click image for larger version  Name:	LFrontBush.JPG Views:	1 Size:	154.3 KB ID:	516154

    No more crappy after market rubber for me.

    Cheers,

    Wolf
    Last edited by Wolf76STL; 10-06-2018, 07:29 PM.
    76 TR6 CF58170UO (The Lady)
    72 TR6 CC80068UO (The Slut)
    68 TR250 CD4893L (retirement project)

  • #2
    Yeah, they are eaten up!

    cheers
    Tush
    81 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce, 81 Triumph TR8
    73 Triumph TR6 CF4874UO, 68 Triumph TR250 CD5228LO
    62 Triumph TR4 CT6716LO, 60 Triumph TR3A TS69891LO
    60 Triumph TR3A TS64870LO, 59 Triumph TR3A TS44836LO

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    • #3
      wolf
      i was thinking i was going to pull out my Nylatron bushings and go back to rubber. mine clunk all the time and i am getting tired of the noise.

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      • #4
        I had an epic ride from Big Pine California to Oasis CA, no clunk from my nylatron bushings. See video on Facebook TR6 group. This road is a severe test of suspension, especially trying to proceed with alacrity. Bad bushings?

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        • #5
          Kevin,

          What made you suspect they needed attention? Mine are 6 years old and look fine via casual inspection but I kind of wonder...
          73 TR6
          Libertyville, IL
          My TR6

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          • #6
            Originally posted by phil73 View Post
            Kevin,

            What made you suspect they needed attention? Mine are 6 years old and look fine via casual inspection but I kind of wonder...
            During high speed braking, I'd get a little wobble in the steering wheel. Visually, it was apparent that they were toast. Here is a pic of two of the ugliest ones.

            I'm sure my alignment was also off due to this condition.

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            Cheers,

            Kevin
            76 TR6 CF58170UO (The Lady)
            72 TR6 CC80068UO (The Slut)
            68 TR250 CD4893L (retirement project)

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            • #7
              ok so you could tell by visual inspection. Mine look fine visually but I do have that vibration at 70-75 MPH.

              That being said, when I was inspecting things this morning I did find that the rubber gaiters on the steering rack are perished as well as the rubber seals on the tie-rod ends. Sway bar bushings look pretty dicey as well.
              73 TR6
              Libertyville, IL
              My TR6

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              • #8
                Originally posted by phil73 View Post
                ok so you could tell by visual inspection. Mine look fine visually but I do have that vibration at 70-75 MPH.

                That being said, when I was inspecting things this morning I did find that the rubber gaiters on the steering rack are perished as well as the rubber seals on the tie-rod ends. Sway bar bushings look pretty dicey as well.
                I'd say, plan a weekend and you & Barb come to Defiance and we'll put it on the lift!

                Cheers,

                Kevin
                76 TR6 CF58170UO (The Lady)
                72 TR6 CC80068UO (The Slut)
                68 TR250 CD4893L (retirement project)

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                • #9
                  i should say mine clunk at low speed when changing direction. say i am backing out of the garage. or just starting to pull forward after backing up. usually with the wheels turned.

                  once moving i don't notice them. like i pull up to a light, stop, and then drive on, no noises. and no noises going over bumps or thru turns.

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                  • DG
                    DG commented
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                    DD, is it possible the noise is just your brake pads shifting back and forth in the caliper?

                • #10
                  Source of the duff rubber bushings?

                  Tom

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                  • #11
                    Originally posted by ima68tr View Post
                    Source of the duff rubber bushings?

                    Tom
                    Not really sure, Tom. But back then, I was buying everything from Roadster Factory. Can't say 100% that they came from there though.

                    Cheers,

                    Wolf
                    76 TR6 CF58170UO (The Lady)
                    72 TR6 CC80068UO (The Slut)
                    68 TR250 CD4893L (retirement project)

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                    • #12
                      I have driven my 6 10K miles, including The Dragon at the TRials, since swapping to GP's nylatron on all 4 corners. They have performed very well and still feel to be in good shape. I also autox a couple of times a year. The ride is not stiff as compared to the rubber ones. The car responds much better, especially the TA's compensating for "torque-steering"!
                      2nd owner 1976 Pimento/Blk TR6 Factory Survivor owned since 2007
                      3rd owner 1969 White/Blk TR6 Project Car owned since 2018

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                      • #13
                        Not just rubber..... BPNW graphite impregnated poly ovaled within 500 miles. Bolts supplied would not go through the sleeves, and no markings on the bolt heads indicate the grade. So used the original bolts.




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                        • #14
                          Just did a test drive with the rebuilt front suspension....oh, what a difference! I'm a happy camper again.

                          Cheers,

                          Wolf
                          76 TR6 CF58170UO (The Lady)
                          72 TR6 CC80068UO (The Slut)
                          68 TR250 CD4893L (retirement project)

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                          • #15
                            HOw do they ride? What springs do you have? What are your roads like around you?

                            I have BPNW HD 1" lowering springs and am worried that nylatron will be too rough.
                            1972 Sapphire TR6 #CC84,something

                            1959 Red TR3 (Wife's)

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