I finally got to replacing the split A-Arm on the Midget. I got an
original A-Arm (stamped MOWOG) from Kevin V. (Thanks Kev) I got it
apart and it was in good shape. Heck even the screw fulcrum pin was in
When I got the "brand new" replacement off, I found that it weighs
about a third LESS than an original. So after all the suggestions about
hard bushings, etc. The Winner Is: Cheap Chinese Metal!!!!
I didn't take the time to actually weigh them, but holding one in one
hand and the other in the other hand, it was very obvious what the
BTW, I replaced the old, but no where near worn out, poly bushings with
new poly bushings (sorry Peter, I like the way it changes the
handling). I found it a bit interesting that the old bushes and the new
bushes felt and looked nearly the same. There was very little wear.
The biggest bad news of this job for me?? I grease the suspension so
darn much this job is a greasy mess. But the whole thing comes apart
with ease. Took a bit over an hour.
Now I need a shower ;-)
Larry B. Macy, Ph.D.
Department of Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania
3400 Spruce St. - 1015 Gates
Philadelphia, PA 19104
"Don't be afraid to ask dumb questions, they are a lot easier to
handle than dumb mistakes.
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