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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-12-2019, 04:50 AM Thread Starter
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64.5 idler arm bushing

Hi guys, I need some help.

I am replacing the idler arm bush in my 64.5 with manual steering.

I have already set the bush in place exactly as the old one was removed.

Researching shows many different variations and the shop manual is not very clear.

The questions are,

Does this look right in the picture?

Does the bush need to be set centred in the arm?

Do I have the flange of the bush in the right end?


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15/5/64. 260 manual Coupe.
23/3/65. 289 manual Fastback.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-12-2019, 05:06 AM
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Mount it on the car, look at the centerlink and see if its sits horizontal. If not, then the idler arm sits to high or low on the bushing.
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-12-2019, 05:38 AM Thread Starter
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I will have a look.
I did notice that of I turned the wheels full lock to the left, the centre passenger side just rubs the underside of the starter motor hence the question if it should be centred.

Is the bushing the right way around?

15/5/64. 260 manual Coupe.
23/3/65. 289 manual Fastback.

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It should be centered, according to the Shop Manual. Your orientation is correct.
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Yes the flange down is correct.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-12-2019, 06:32 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys

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