56158-49 Rubber bushing installation

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56158-49 Rubber bushing installation

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Post by panhead_kicker » Mon Jan 05, 2015 12:54 am

Just for the record, I had to use a hydraulic press to insert new 56158-49 Rubber bushings into my top tree bracket.
I heated the bracket, swabbed the bushings and bores with anti-sieze lube, and was still not able to push them in on a 4 inch vise. New after market bushings. They must be pressed in from the bottom of the bracket. The bushings stop moving when they have ~ 1/2 inch of their metal jacket still protruding from the bottom of the bracket. This position matches what I've seen from what I believe to be factory installations. See pic of new installed bushings.
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Re: 56158-49 Rubber bushing installation

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Post by 1950Panhead » Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:03 am

Yep, thats the way you do it.
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Re: 56158-49 Rubber bushing installation

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Post by Robert Luland » Sat Jan 10, 2015 1:35 am

Only problem as you will find out is that the aftermarket bushing are total crap but that's what your stuck with. Bob L

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Re: 56158-49 Rubber bushing installation

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Post by panhead_kicker » Sun Jan 11, 2015 3:08 am

Robert Luland wrote:Only problem as you will find out is that the aftermarket bushing are total crap but that's what your stuck with. Bob L
Hi Bob,
What's bad about the aftermarket bushings? I imagine theres not too many manufactures, if any at this point.

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Re: 56158-49 Rubber bushing installation

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Post by Robert Luland » Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:53 pm

The rubber is not dense enough. Which you will find out. They just don't last. Bob L

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