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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-02-2013, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
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68 strut rod bushings

Has anyone had experience - good or bad - with the Scot Drake reproduction "exact" strut rod bushing kit? A rather new part I suppose, since it is not listed in the current Va Mustang Catalog but is listed and shown in detail in their on line catalog under part number S1011. The part looks great and am interested in how it held up for you or how it fit if you just installed it. Thanks
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Hello

I found that the original Moog bushings work best. You can still get them from Advance auto parts.

Buy Moog Strut Rod Bushing Kit K8157 at Advance Auto Parts

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Gary, did you actually install and try the Drake parts? I have a set of the Moog just as in the link you posted and am confident that they are very suitable and durable, but they look so much different than the originals. If there is not a suitable product that appears the same or nearly the same as the originals I will be glad to substitute but had hope that someone had been the "tester" for the Drake products and could report on the fit and durability.
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The Moog parts are as close to original as you can get. They fit perfect and are much better than the replacements.

When I finished the restoration 2 years ago, I had the after market style like the Scott Drake. They did not fit well at all. Also made the front end stiff. I had a clunking noise from the front from time to time. I think it was the inner steel sleeve moving around.

I replaced them with the Moog parts, this was recommend by a local guy that restores old fords for a living. Now no more noise from the front and the ride is much smoother.

On the Moog parts, the bushing, washer and steel sleeve are all combined together as a solid unit.

Here is a link to the installation instructions.
Dont forget to torque them down to 50-70 foot pounds.
Moog Strut Rod Busing Instuctions


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