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    I plan to install Art Lipp's steering shaft bushings in my '74 TR6. I already have the bushings which I bought from Art years ago. I don't have the wooden dowel he sold to aid in the install of, I believe, the lower bushing. Will someone who bought the wooden dowel from Art please post a photo of the dowel and provide dimensions. Thanks, Paul

  • #2
    paulde--- I just got the kit from Art and he did not include a wooden dowel.. Maybe it's not needed??? I will follow this to get more insight into the install. Thanks Mud

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    • #3
      Me too, I just used a punch and screwdriver to push them in place.
      I72 Pimento w/overdrive

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      • #4
        As I understand it, a piece of pvc pipe is used to drive home the upper bushing. I suppose the pvc pipe could be used on the lower bushing as well. I've read about a wooden dowel Art sold, so wanted more info on that.

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        • #5
          Here’s my take on installing Art Lipp’s steering bushings:

          http://www.6-pack.org/vb5/the-6-pack...ering-bushings
          1974 TR-6 Logic Overdrive

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          • #6
            Here's my install.... and I used 3/4" PVC Pipe http://tr6.danielsonfamily.org/SteeringColumn.htm
            1975 Mimosa with a few upgrades/mods:
            Patton TBI
            HVDA Toyota 5 speed
            Goodparts Nissan Diff
            Goodparts CVJs
            AAW Wire Harness
            Miata Seats
            Boyd Welding Custom 15 gallon aluminum gas tank

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            • #7
              I followed BobbyD’s post and it worked out perfectly. My bushings were so tight I emailed Art about it and he predicted that they would be fine and they are. Good luck

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              • #8
                I gather these bushings are solid plastic, i.e. no rubber around the bore. If so, these will transmit more extraneous impacts through to the steering infrastructure ( as well as the driver's hands, which we know are extra tough on TR drivers ).

                Thanks, but I'll stick with the original TRIUMPH design which took the trouble to cushion the steering. But then I prefer original rack bushings too .

                Tom

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                • #9
                  Has anyone experienced harshness with Art Lipp's Delrin bushings. I know TRF no longer sells Delrin bushings. They say they "wouldn't use them on their own cars". I assume that ha something to do with the lack of rubber in Art's bushings.

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                  • #10
                    No, not me. I figure that big thick rubber coupling between the upper and lower steering columns must absorb most of what's been feared in that theory.
                    Anyway, it's an old sports car not a Cadillac. ..I expect to feel the actual road....not a tuned version of the road.
                    Last edited by poolboy; 01-09-2019, 12:17 AM.
                    Driving a 1973 TR6
                    Doing ZS carb repairs
                    email kencorsaw"at"aol.com

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