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Author: Subject: Front wishbones? Paint inside the bush tubes? or not?
danro

posted on 1/11/06 at 03:04 PM Reply With Quote
Front wishbones? Paint inside the bush tubes? or not?

To all those of you fortunate enough to have past the front wish bone part of the build, What did you do with the insides of the bush tubes?...
and the threaded tube for the Top ball joint?

1. Do you paint inside them (I intend to spray the wishbones) or do you leave them?
2. Should I copper grease the threaded tube so it can be adjusted later rather than rust?

What have y'all done?
I dont fancy chroming - it won't fit in with my colour scheme

Many thanks

Danro






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flak monkey

posted on 1/11/06 at 03:10 PM Reply With Quote
Just spray the bones and dont worry about painting the inside of the tubes. Mine only got overspray from the initial spraying. When you push the poly bushes or normal bushes in it will scrape the paint off anyway.

David





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danro

posted on 1/11/06 at 03:21 PM Reply With Quote
Cheers David

I was concerned that perhaps the thickness of the paint would cause a prolem getting the bushes in (I have rubber, as I doubt I will be racing).

What have people done about the threaded tube on the top wish bone?

cheers

Danro






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JoelP

posted on 1/11/06 at 03:34 PM Reply With Quote
try to block the thread up. Ideally screw something in with the right thread, failing that just stuff it up with something.
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danro

posted on 1/11/06 at 03:46 PM Reply With Quote
Thanks JoelP

So when the car is "finished" the thread is still untreated?

That is what I'm trying to get at.
Does it need anything inside, copper grease, grease, WD40 or nothing?
Sorry, I was a little unclear...

Thanks for the help

Danro






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JoelP

posted on 1/11/06 at 03:49 PM Reply With Quote
Maybe best not to put anything in in case it makes the locknut loose. Id not worry about rust, theres plenty of thickness to work on!
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danro

posted on 1/11/06 at 04:01 PM Reply With Quote
Hmm that brings on the other question..

I HAVE lock nuts and intend to use them, but can't see why I need them.... am I missing something daft?
Should I get my coat and leave?
Am I dangerous?
The way I see it is -
The wishbone can't rotate as it is fixed to the chassis via the 2 bushes and the Track Rod end can't rotate as it is fixed into a mushroom clamped into the upright.

If any of the components work loose enough to rotate then the locknut will be a little acedmic... but I'm probably missing something basic.. like a brain...
Your views?

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Danro






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humphfury

posted on 1/11/06 at 08:35 PM Reply With Quote
Don't bother with paint. If you are planning to use Metalastic type bushes I would recommend the use of an adjustable reamer to size each tube to the bush (and to eliminate any distortion caused by the welding).

Andy

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dmac

posted on 1/11/06 at 09:46 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by danro
Hmm that brings on the other question..

I HAVE lock nuts and intend to use them, but can't see why I need them.... am I missing something daft?
Should I get my coat and leave?
Am I dangerous?
The way I see it is -
The wishbone can't rotate as it is fixed to the chassis via the 2 bushes and the Track Rod end can't rotate as it is fixed into a mushroom clamped into the upright.

If any of the components work loose enough to rotate then the locknut will be a little acedmic... but I'm probably missing something basic.. like a brain...
Your views?



The locknuts clamp the threads together and make the whole thing a rigid unit, without the locknuts there would be a small amount of play in the threads which would probably cause the wishbone to crack after a while.

Duncan

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JoelP

posted on 1/11/06 at 10:03 PM Reply With Quote
plus the housing would be free to rotate even if the 'pin' couldnt. If it fell to one extreme a bump might force it back, which would be extra wear. Probably not much but having no locknut seems very undesirable.
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Peteff

posted on 2/11/06 at 12:41 AM Reply With Quote
It will fail SVA and MOT without a lock nut as well as being able to turn half a turn either way.





yours, Pete

I went into the RSPCA office the other day. It was so small you could hardly swing a cat in there.

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danro

posted on 2/11/06 at 07:55 AM Reply With Quote
Some excellent points I had been totally unaware of.
Points taken. - Thank you.

Lock nuts will be used, and I now know why!

I'll not be painting inside the tubes and will leave the treaded tube bare.(I will be full of track rod end anyway!)

Hopefully, I have some wheels on in a few weeks... not bad for "huhmmm" years...

Thank you to all who contributed. Much appreciated.

Danro






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