North American Turbocoupe Organization



Sway Bar Bushing Mount
vegas_ss Offline
Senior Member
#1
When removing the sway bar bushing, the plastic retainer on the top nuts was pretty much destroyed. I believe that the part was used as an installation aid by keeping the nuts from turning when tightening the through bolts, but would like to know if it served another purpose.

I assume the part would not be available any longer... not sure if it would even be needed.

BTW, using energy suspension greasable bushings... I was not able to get the correct tall bracket, so I will just drill and tap the stock inner bracket as suggested.
1987 TC, 5sp, Boport Stage 3 Head/2.1 Cam
1996 Impala SS
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Jeff K Offline
Administrator
#2
It is just to ease assembly..... serves no other purpose. Just makes it a little harder to install the bolts when you have to deal with the individual nuts.
Jeff Korn

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vegas_ss Offline
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#3
Thanks for the reply!
1987 TC, 5sp, Boport Stage 3 Head/2.1 Cam
1996 Impala SS
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Joe F Offline
Posting Freak
#4
Like Jeff, I can tell you from personal experience, the plastic pieces are not needed; everything goes back together just fine without them.
JR's Place - My '87 Turbocoupe
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