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2013/02/19 23:42:35 (permalink)
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Help please: Leaf spring saddle bushes

Hey all
I have some superpro bushes for my leaf spring saddles but have run into a problem. Please see pics below
Superpro bushes don't protrude from the top shackle and locate into the leaf spring brackets on axle housing. 
It would be great to do away with them altogether and replace with solid plates and side retainers. Anyone know where I can buy them for MK1?
 

 

 
Superpro SPF1979K and the Ford bush behind with steel collar

 
No protrusion to locate into bracket

 
post edited by ratta tat tat - 2013/02/23 21:29:14
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    Matt75
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    Re:Help please: Leaf spring saddle bushes 2013/02/20 08:09:14 (permalink)
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    Hey Mate,
     
    Contact Wozzah on the forum, I just got a new set of rear springs from him and he included the solid metal plates too.
     
    Or just cut down the spring saddles and do away with them altogether.
     
    Cheers,
     
    Matt

     
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    Re:Help please: Leaf spring saddle bushes 2013/02/20 20:42:56 (permalink)
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    I made a few calls/ sent some emails today. The place where I bought them from is going to do an exchange for Whiteline W71973
    http://whiteline.com.au/product_detail4.php?part_number=W71973
    The protrusion on the Whiteline product is 10mm compared to the 3mm on Superpro.
    All good, and a lesson learnt that not everything that comes out of a packet will be perfect!
     
    post edited by ratta tat tat - 2013/02/22 22:20:25
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    Re:Help please: Leaf spring saddle bushes 2013/02/22 21:45:53 (permalink)
    +1 (1)
    So the Whiteline product turned up today.

     
    Fits the original steel collar

    Success!!

     
     
     
     
     
    post edited by ratta tat tat - 2013/02/23 21:32:05
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    Re:Help please: Leaf spring saddle bushes 2013/02/24 23:18:08 (permalink)
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    I am new to your forum

    I have a Cortina MK1 I just Restore-where would I still need a lot of metal parts if anyone has anything.
    Then I have another original Cortina MK 2 1600 GT Year 1968
    In which the windscreen is broken.
    Does anyone have any such disk or someone knows where you can get the
    Greeting Peter from Austria

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    Re:Help please: Leaf spring saddle bushes 2015/04/11 13:39:39 (permalink)
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     Wish I'd found this earlier.
     
    Changed all rear end bushes in my Mk1 today to find same issue with leaf spring pad bushes.
     
    I have contacted Superpro and R&D dept were going to look at tooling/dies. Hopefully it will help others in future.
     
    Rhys
     
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    Re:Help please: Leaf spring saddle bushes 2015/04/14 13:30:06 (permalink)
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    Rhys,
    you should just get rid of them all together.
    just make a bush that will go through the hole in the leaf springs and up through into the diff.
     
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    Re:Help please: Leaf spring saddle bushes 2015/04/14 14:00:39 (permalink)
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    Hi Gazz,
     
    I had to resort to running bush only, not upper saddle/bracket.
     
    Thanks,
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    Re:Help please: Leaf spring saddle bushes 2020/03/05 20:15:41 (permalink)
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    Hi all, I'm going through the rear leaf spring mount saga on my 76 Capri2 V6. Ordered a set from local Autopro dealer  SPF1979K supposed to fit 69/74 Capri, Mrk1&2 Escort. Compared with originals? nothing like what I need to locate into spring pad on diff and too short in the spigot. Looked up in Parts manual I have and yes, two different PN for top and bottom. 70EB-5536-AA and 70EB-5K617-AA visible on old ones as well.
    Rang Superpro HQ at Moorooka qld and they said they sold heaps overseas no problem. I had difficulty getting them to understand the function of the locating spigot that the metal sleeve goes on, sent Nick at R&D a photo and he's asked me to bring in a sample. It seems they have been advised via above posts enough to realise a problem I have a 71 Capri so I stole the mounts out of that, they are identical to the Capri2 ones so at least back in action. I'm hoping I can return/swap the duds as they were $95
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