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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-20-2009, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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torque arms rubber doughnut

I am replacing the rubber pieces on the suspension of my 1972 280 SEL 4.5L. I cannot get the forward end of the rear torque arms back on. The alignment is nearly impossible to get perfect, and if not perfect the bolt won't line up. Even when spot on the inside hole of the doughnut it too small to fit onto the mount on the body. Any ideas on how to make this fit? Is there any problem with grinding out the inside of the doughnut to make a larger hole?
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Don't enlarge the hole-it will cause play. You might spray some silicon spray on the bushing to make it go easier-you would be surprized at what a difference it makes. I think that's what I did when I installed my rear axle.

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Tony is correct. It will fit, lube the hole and jack it up and on.
I use a bottle jack on the front end of the arm with the car nearly on the ground. weight of car is on the rear wheels.

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Make sure the axle tubes are level and use a lubricant on the pins and rubber.

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