View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Wed Jun 28, 2017 2:14 pm



Reply to topic  [ 69 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next
Front end bushes 
Author Message

Joined: Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:44 am
Posts: 292
Location: central coast
Car(s): 1967 bellett gt, wasp trayback x 2, d-max 4x4 dual cab.
Reply with quote
will let you know as soon as I find out.


Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:11 am
Profile

Joined: Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:50 am
Posts: 773
Car(s): Peugeot 206 GTi 180, Ford Fiesta, Bond Equipe 2-Litre GT, Mazda R360 Coupe, Nissan CSP-311 Silvia. PAST: Bellett 1600GT
Reply with quote
I'd be up for a complete set of bushes at least, haven't checked out my tie rod ends as yet.


Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:18 am
Profile

Joined: Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:44 am
Posts: 292
Location: central coast
Car(s): 1967 bellett gt, wasp trayback x 2, d-max 4x4 dual cab.
Reply with quote
I have just spoken to Keith about the Hilman bushes. He has no corresponding parts listed for the Bellett.
So If anyone has any stashed away in the back of the shed that they could take measurements from, we could compare them, otherwise its just try it and see. I am tempted to order them anyway, but I wouldn't get to try them straight away.


Wed Feb 11, 2015 11:48 pm
Profile

Joined: Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:44 am
Posts: 292
Location: central coast
Car(s): 1967 bellett gt, wasp trayback x 2, d-max 4x4 dual cab.
Reply with quote
BUGGER !!!
I have an upper arm here with only one bush in it, which is kinda good for measuring. Unfortunately the Hillman bush has a diameter (at the sleeve) of 29mm, and the Bellett one is a whisker under 32mm. The Hillman bush is also slightly shorter than the Bellett one. If desperate, a sleeve could probably be made to make it fit, but probably easier solutions exist.

I still don't know about the lower arm bushes, but can only assume a slight difference would exist there too.

Back to the drawing board.


Thu Feb 12, 2015 12:55 am
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 18, 2013 5:09 am
Posts: 386
Location: Launceston Tasmania
Car(s): PR20 1966 1/2 with GT Goodies, Bellett PR20 1968 Orange with Turbo G161 OHV + 1
Reply with quote
Well definitely worth a Shot
Thanks for following up on this

This is why we love the little cars so much

They keep us ferreting
If you want an easy option then buy a boring Mustang

Cheers
J

_________________

To increase the fun, add a hair dryer


Thu Feb 12, 2015 3:49 am
Profile

Joined: Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:44 am
Posts: 292
Location: central coast
Car(s): 1967 bellett gt, wasp trayback x 2, d-max 4x4 dual cab.
Reply with quote
Funny you should mention a Mustang. Some of the guys here at work keep asking me why I don't sell "those silly little things" and buy a nice Mustang or something.
Funny thing is, it would be easy to sell the Bellett and Wasps, and easy to buy a Mustang...... But try to do it the other way around.....Not so easy.
So I think I'll keep my "silly little " cars, that are different from the every day, but fun to drive every day.
Keep them...Use them and enjoy them !


Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:20 am
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Tue May 10, 2011 2:23 am
Posts: 2417
Location: Melb.
Car(s): '72 Sport Bellett (imported 180912), had Belletts in past, 2 sed, 3 GT's. M/B A250 Sport, i30
Reply with quote
67GT wrote:
Funny you should mention a Mustang. Some of the guys here at work keep asking me why I don't sell "those silly little things" and buy a nice Mustang or something.
Funny thing is, it would be easy to sell the Bellett and Wasps, and easy to buy a Mustang...... But try to do it the other way around.....Not so easy.
So I think I'll keep my "silly little " cars, that are different from the every day, but fun to drive every day.
Keep them...Use them and enjoy them !

Mustang, just a glorified Falcon ........ you see them everywhere

_________________
'72 PR60 Sport


Thu Feb 12, 2015 4:35 am
Profile WWW

Joined: Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:39 am
Posts: 1112
Location: Adelaide Hills
Car(s): GQ Patrol, 1968 bellett ratter, 1969 florian deluxe & 1976 Luv
Reply with quote
im sure one of us will come up with a usable solution for these bushes soon!

me id have a mustang, but I would give it to the wife for a daily driver..... Ill keep the bellett and florian!

_________________
I am "that" Florian guy.
never buy a car you cant push.


Thu Feb 12, 2015 5:54 am
Profile

Joined: Tue Mar 24, 2009 11:52 am
Posts: 835
Location: Sunshine Coast QLD
Car(s): PR95 PR20 WASP SWB NH Pajero Superchrged NT Pajero BF SR6 Falcon
Reply with quote
MUSTANG American for ass hole.... everybody got one. :oops:


Thu Feb 12, 2015 6:23 am
Profile
User avatar

Joined: Tue May 10, 2011 2:23 am
Posts: 2417
Location: Melb.
Car(s): '72 Sport Bellett (imported 180912), had Belletts in past, 2 sed, 3 GT's. M/B A250 Sport, i30
Reply with quote
didn't somebody up nth find a bush that only needed minor mods to fit the upper arms ?

i can't find the thread now.

_________________
'72 PR60 Sport


Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:24 am
Profile WWW

Joined: Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:39 am
Posts: 1112
Location: Adelaide Hills
Car(s): GQ Patrol, 1968 bellett ratter, 1969 florian deluxe & 1976 Luv
Reply with quote
someone said they used a pedders bush with some minor mods.

_________________
I am "that" Florian guy.
never buy a car you cant push.


Thu Feb 12, 2015 10:58 am
Profile

Joined: Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:44 am
Posts: 292
Location: central coast
Car(s): 1967 bellett gt, wasp trayback x 2, d-max 4x4 dual cab.
Reply with quote
Pedders is not the easiest to get to from here. I have an upper arm here with only one bush in it, so I might drop that to Bursons, and see what they come up with. They did a good job finding me a fuel filter last week, so it's worth a shot.
However, if anyone has any Pedders part numbers, I can phone them and check that out too.


Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:23 pm
Profile

Joined: Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:44 am
Posts: 292
Location: central coast
Car(s): 1967 bellett gt, wasp trayback x 2, d-max 4x4 dual cab.
Reply with quote
OK !

I have had a great morning. I took my spare upper control arm to Bursons, who spent quite a bit of time checking bush sizes on data bases. We were even looking at what we could modify to make work. Then as a last resort rings another one of their suppliers/manufacturers, who had the best news yet.
If I send them a control arm, with bushes in place, they will take all the necessary measurements (exact measurements ) and remanufacture a bush to suit. I expect that it would be a nolathane type bush instead of rubber, but that's fine with me.
Until they have the arms they cant give me a quote, but as per normal, the more made the lower the individual cost.

I will be taking out my lower control arms and rear arms too and sending them off as soon as I can. If anyone is interested in any new bushes please let me know.


Fri Feb 13, 2015 1:37 am
Profile

Joined: Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:50 am
Posts: 773
Car(s): Peugeot 206 GTi 180, Ford Fiesta, Bond Equipe 2-Litre GT, Mazda R360 Coupe, Nissan CSP-311 Silvia. PAST: Bellett 1600GT
Reply with quote
Definitely interested, my rear bushes in particular are shagged. However, nolathane, are we asking for trouble? When I had my Stude a lot of guys were converted their Studebaker's with nolathane kits, only to face rebuilds when the hard bushes pushed the stress to the components instead...I guess there's a risk with anything.


Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:31 am
Profile

Joined: Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:44 am
Posts: 292
Location: central coast
Car(s): 1967 bellett gt, wasp trayback x 2, d-max 4x4 dual cab.
Reply with quote
There is always that possibility.
I am open to any other suggestions. I didn't get to talk directly with manufacturer, but am guessing it would be the most likely material used these days.


Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:52 am
Profile
Reply with quote
67GT wrote:
There is always that possibility.
I am open to any other suggestions. I didn't get to talk directly with manufacturer, but am guessing it would be the most likely material used these days.

You can usually get various grades of softness (hard for racing , ext.)


Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:01 am
User avatar

Joined: Tue May 10, 2011 2:23 am
Posts: 2417
Location: Melb.
Car(s): '72 Sport Bellett (imported 180912), had Belletts in past, 2 sed, 3 GT's. M/B A250 Sport, i30
Reply with quote
67GT wrote:
OK !

I have had a great morning. I took my spare upper control arm to Bursons, who spent quite a bit of time checking bush sizes on data bases. We were even looking at what we could modify to make work. Then as a last resort rings another one of their suppliers/manufacturers, who had the best news yet.
If I send them a control arm, with bushes in place, they will take all the necessary measurements (exact measurements ) and remanufacture a bush to suit. I expect that it would be a nolathane type bush instead of rubber, but that's fine with me.
Until they have the arms they cant give me a quote, but as per normal, the more made the lower the individual cost.

I will be taking out my lower control arms and rear arms too and sending them off as soon as I can. If anyone is interested in any new bushes please let me know.


I'm interested in upper bushes.... glenn

_________________
'72 PR60 Sport


Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:15 am
Profile WWW

Joined: Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:50 am
Posts: 773
Car(s): Peugeot 206 GTi 180, Ford Fiesta, Bond Equipe 2-Litre GT, Mazda R360 Coupe, Nissan CSP-311 Silvia. PAST: Bellett 1600GT
Reply with quote
Gunna wrote:
67GT wrote:
There is always that possibility.
I am open to any other suggestions. I didn't get to talk directly with manufacturer, but am guessing it would be the most likely material used these days.

You can usually get various grades of softness (hard for racing , ext.)


Cool...sounds good. Count me in for whatever you can get GT, assume you're not looking for racing spec either?


Fri Feb 13, 2015 4:31 am
Profile

Joined: Sun Jun 14, 2009 8:44 am
Posts: 292
Location: central coast
Car(s): 1967 bellett gt, wasp trayback x 2, d-max 4x4 dual cab.
Reply with quote
definitely road use.


Fri Feb 13, 2015 5:09 am
Profile

Joined: Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:39 am
Posts: 1112
Location: Adelaide Hills
Car(s): GQ Patrol, 1968 bellett ratter, 1969 florian deluxe & 1976 Luv
Reply with quote
there are several different duros of nolathane/urethane etc. There used to be 3 different ones just for hq front lower arms, soft, hard and race only.

_________________
I am "that" Florian guy.
never buy a car you cant push.


Fri Feb 13, 2015 7:46 am
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 69 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3, 4  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Designed by ST Software for PTF.