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Re: [Mgs] Front End Re-Bushing (Late B)

To: "Hans Duinhoven" <>
Subject: Re: [Mgs] Front End Re-Bushing (Late B)
From: Paul Root <>
Date: Sat, 9 Mar 2013 08:29:23 -0600
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I redid my suspension, 9 years ago, the year after I got it. The a-arms were
also bad and I replaced them, and of course, the king pins. My poor car had
been neglected. I got the negitive camber a-arms.

It had V8 bushings that were still in good shape, I have them in a box

I replaced everything with the red prothane, and have be very happy with them.
They are not harsh in my opinion.

If I remember correctly, I got all the bushings at Summit Racing. At the time,
Moss only had the a-arm bushes.


On Mar 9, 2013, at 5:22 AM, Hans Duinhoven wrote:

> I have V8 bushings for 20 years in my GT and these last very well.
> No sounds are produced, because it still is based on a rubber compound.
> ProThane bushings are very hard, so hardly absorb any vibrations.
> I used to press them in with a B&D Workmate, after applying Vaseline to the
> outer side of the bushing and the place where it is pressed into.
> Vaseline also is good against the rubber to dry out.
> Cheers,
> Hans
> 71 BGT
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> Aan:
> CC:
> Onderwerp: Re: [Mgs] Front End Re-Bushing (Late B)
> Gene,
>  Choose anything other than the OEM rubber bushings. My experience with the
> replacement bushings, the rubber two-piece and the V8, is that five years
> all you can expect from them, less if you take the car out of the garage
> enjoy it.
>   I hesitated, twice, to use the red ProThane bushings because my present
> MGB is a GT, and the catalogue notes that the ProThane bushings may
> more noise. Cabin resonance in the GT I a concern.
>  For the third buying replacement, I installed the ProThane and have been
> delighted with them. There is no additional noise that I can detect, and
> improvement in ride and handling is significant. I always liked the GT, but
> always felt that this car was both stiff and lumbering. That feeling is
> banished. It handles much better and is much more taut under all
>   I am changing my TD to synthetic bushings too, as the present five year
> old front bushings appear to be as worn as the sixty year old bushings in
> rear springs and shackles.
>   Assuming that the nuts and bolts separate without damage, you won't need
> any new parts. But check bushing for anti sway bar and all the other bits
> the front, as you don't want to remove control arms and springs any more
> often than necessary. It's not complicated (there are instructions easily
> found) but you do have to release a spring, and the spring, even on its
> rebound rubbers, has a lot of energy.
>   If alignment is ok now, it should remain ok.
> Bob
> ---------- Original Message ----------
> From: "Eugene Balinski" <>
> To:
> Subject: [Mgs] Front End Re-Bushing  (Late B)
> Date: Fri, 08 Mar 2013 20:02:59 -0500
> All,
>   I need to replace the rubber FE bushings on my 1980 B.
> They are egg shaped and I think are ready to break through.
> I have a couple of questions;
> Moss has a several types of bushings.  Is there one type that is preferred,
> and why ? I am an average driver that puts on about 1-2 k miles a year,
> mostly back roads.
> Regarding the actual replacement  - are there any "gotchas"?  Any special
> tools required ?  Should I replace the hardware as well as the bushings ?
> Will the FE need to be realigned.
> Thanks in advance,
>   Gene
> 80 B
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