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Rear Axle Bushes - Bristol 410

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Old 19-10-21, 02:19 PM
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Default Rear Axle Bushes - Bristol 410

Car is going in to have rear axle looked at and at the same time I thought I'd take the opportunity to renew all the bushes - which are looking a bit tired.
Iíve sourced new bushes for all the watts linkage and surrounding areas but am struggling to find the ones at either end of the axle Ė the big top hat ones. The usual specialists have them on back order at the moment - so could be weeks - might be months.
I understand some owners have had success making up their own - and looking at the polybush catalogue there seem to be some there that might be a good starting point at least. But from experience I know that polybushes can be a bit harsh - depending on where they're used.

Be grateful for any received wisdom.
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Andrew

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Old 02-11-21, 01:34 PM
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Thanks to the gents at Pegasus parts and another, I was put in touch with a chap who has made his own bushes in the past for his Bristol. He used polyurethane rod SPROD2-90 Shore - which does not compromise the ride. You put the rod in the freezer for a day or two and then can turn it relatively easily on a lathe.
I was all set to go down this route but was saved by a call from Emma at SLJ who very kindly informed me the bushes have just come into stock ! Phew!
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This are very good news! Thanks for sharing this information.

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Thomas
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UPDATE

I received the rubber bushes today they are £29,75 & taxes each.

SLJ also sold me the bronze bushings for the back axle at £112,36 &VAT each

I thought some of you would like to know.

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Thomas
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Thanks Thomas - appreciate it.
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