- Sep 12, 2015
- Reaction score
- SW Ontario
- My Car
- 1971 Mustang Mach 1, M code, 4 speed.
Bob, Thanks for the kudos, but "super knowledgeable" is pushing it a bit I think!! I do what I can to help, sometimes good, sometimes not so much.No the bushings were the same length on the drag link end. I too saw that when installing. The new arm’s bushing could have been pressed in another 1/8 inch to where the bushing collar was closer to the idler arm. And I considered doing that but didn’t because I didn’t have a press and the metal bushing housing was fully through the arm. The other reason was because like your old idler arm, the chassis rail end bushing was much longer than the arms sleeve it’s pressed into. I liked the fact that the new WCCC part had the beefier housing on the chassis rail end and an included grease fitting. Good luck Greg with your project and don’t you love this forum! Great info from super knowledgeable folks like Stanglover. I used his drawing to measure & compare my old and new parts and it was a perfect fit.
Anyway I'm glad you got good use out of my drawing. I did it to illustrate that it's not the shape that matters so much, but the physical dimensions X & Y are all that really matters.