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DLF
03-08-2009, 01:59 AM
I've begun producing Delrin Rear Suspension Bushings for the Thunderbird and Mark VIII's.

These are sold for "Off Road / Racing Use" Only! If you choose to use these on the street, you do so at your own risk! No warranties of any kind are offered.

Details on the development, with pictures, comments from another SCCoA Member who has had these installed by me, and my track results, can be found in this "Member Only Forums" Thread:

http://www.sccoa.com/forums/showthread.php?t=104412

I've uploaded 5 pictures.

Mark VIII LCA with Delrin Bushings and Stainless Steel Zerk Grease fittings
Knuckle with Delrin Bushings and Stainless Steel Zerk Grease fittings
MN-12 LCA with Delrin Bushings and Stainless Steel Zerk Grease fittings
A full set of Delrin Bushings and Hardcoat Anodized Aluminum Spacers for the Mark VIII LCA's
One of the Delrin Bushings for the MN-12 LCA showing the stepped machining required

The LCA kits will consist of Delrin Bushings, Hardcoat Anodized 6061-T6 Aluminum Spacers, and 4 Stainless Steel Zerk fittings and covers.

The Knuckle kits will include Delrin Bushings, Hardcoat Anodized 6061-T6 Aluminum Spacers, and 6 Stainless Steel Zerk fittings and covers.

Installation instructions will be made available on-line.

A couple of quick comments:

1. Stock or aftermarket Mark VIII LCA bushings are not available. If you choose to do this, there will be no turning back.
2. Although I've designed a way to lubricate the Delrin Bushings, they will still squeak occasionally when cold, no way around it.

UPDATE: FWIW, I've been running my Bushings for over a year on both my SC and LSC, and they have yet to make any noise at all.

Pricing will be as follows:

LCA set (either stock or Mark VIII): $325 Shipped (lower 48)
Knuckle Set: $325 Shipped (lower 48)
Complete LCA and Knuckle Set: $625 Shipped (lower 48)

There will be additional shipping charges to areas other than the lower 48.

I've already sold the three sets that I'm currently making.

I have materials on hand for another 4 sets, that will be ready in about 4 weeks.

Additionally, I will have the following for sale, in about 2 weeks

Stock MN-12 LCA's (picture 3), with Delrin Bushings and Stainless Steel Zerk fittings installed - $475 shipped (lower 48)
Mark VIII LCA's, with Delrin Bushings and Stainless Steel Zerk fittings installed - $450 shipped (lower 48)
Knuckles (stock MN-12 hubs), with Delrin Bushings and Stainless Steel Zerk fittings installed - $450 shipped (lower 48) Note: Used Cobra hubs installed for an additional $75

If anyone would like to pre-order any of these kits, or the other items I've listed, I'll require a 50% deposit via PayPal. Otherwise, I'll make another post when these items are ready to ship.

Installation of any of these kits/items is available, for an additional fee, in my climate controlled, lift equipped, garage in Forked River, NJ.

Please PM me with pre-order requests or any questions that you may have.

Regards

DLF
03-20-2009, 07:21 PM
Here are pictures of the Delrin Bushing Kits.

The LCA Kit includes the following:

4 - Rear LCA Bushings
4 - Front LCA Bushings
4 - 6061-T6 Hardcoat Anodized Aluminum spacers
4 - Stainless Steel Zerk Grease Fitting and Caps

The Knuckle Kit includes the following:

4 - Upper Knuckle Bushings
8 - Lower Knuckle Bushings
6 - 6061-T6 Hardcoat Anodized Aluminum spacers
8 - Stainless Steel Washers (used with the Lower Bushings)
6 - Stainless Steel Zerk Grease Fitting and Caps

Either Kit is $325 Shipped (Lower 48), or $625 Shipped (Lower 48) for both Kits purchased at the same time. Allow 2 weeks for delivery.

DLF
03-22-2009, 02:26 AM
Here's a link to the instructions for the Mark VIII LCA Delrin Bushing installation:

http://home.comcast.net/~dlfraleigh/Delrin/MarkVIIILCADelrinBushingKit.pdf

DLF
03-22-2009, 02:42 PM
And the instructions for the Delrin Bushing Knuckle kit:

http://home.comcast.net/~dlfraleigh/Delrin/KnuckleDelrinBushingKit.pdf

XxSlowpokexX
04-13-2009, 11:11 AM
I have these installed in my car.

The Mark VIII LCA with Delrin bushings in both the knuckle and control arms.

I wrote a bit about them in the member section but figured I'd write somethig here as well on my experience.

First off when I heard about Delrin bushings in the Cobras it really percked my interest. I ended up going for a ride in a delrin equiped Cobra and was hooked. Wheelhop was just not there. Sure an SC would be different but I needed to know. 5 speeds in an SC = massive wheelhop unless you throw a big sticky tire on and your suspension is in tip top shape...Even then I personally started to get some hop after awhile

So I looked into getting them for my SC and noone was willing to make them ....That was untill I saw Doug was thinking of producing them.

The process of installing the delrin bushings was no bad at all. A little time consuming but very straight forward. The hardest part is realizing the Delrin doesnt flex and compress like rubber and that fitting the parts where they used to go will take a lil patience. Having two people on hand will eliminate that frustration. I also went with the Mark VIII control arms to save on the unsprung weight. I used the aluminum perches because I alredy had them but am seriously considering swapping over to the ones Doug is making. Realy no reason to have those two big chunks of alumnum back there.

And the results....

First impression just driving around the corner was that the car felt solid. I cant explain it any other way. Not so much stiff but solid. It felt like a different car. Before the car felt a lil boaty even with the suspension I had (lowering springs, performance shocks) new front end. With the Delrin there is no binding so the solidity felt has to be do to the loss of deflection of the rubber bushings. So now the suspension does whats its meant to do without sticking..

Now I have to mention I had my winter rims and tires on. And by that I mean not tires to get me through snow but tires and rims that I dont care so much about. That being said my tires were balding and dry rotted to an extent and before the delrim I would get massive and violent wheelhop due to that. My Nittos curbed most all of the wheelhop when the car was stock (I mean I couldnt feel any)however when I gave my car more power it came back a little and with those bad tires it was just awfull .

Now with those same bad tires and teh Delrin bushings that massive wheelhop I was having was most all eliminated by just the installation of the Delrin. That I found amazing. I did feel the slightest of something that barely resembled wheelhop so I cant say it was 100% gone. But that was with my spent tires. With my good Nittos...Seriously WHAT WHEELHOP???

I went for a ride in Dougs car equiped with the Delrin and good tires and there wasnt a hint of hop as well.


Now when I kick out the rear end of the car now it seems to be very predictable. Also it could be my imagination... but the car feels lighter. The transfer of gas pedal to tires seems much more smooth and direct. It seriously feels like a different car

Id have to say with all the money I throw into my cars this was by FAR the BEST investment ever. If you have a 5 speed I'd say this is a must have. I dont even think I can even stress enough how happy I am with this mod. I dont even drag race my car but just knowing and feeling that my rear suspension isnt doing the hula dance back there ws worth every penny.

Wait honestly. I almost want to bring my car back to the track to see how it does!

The mod may not be for everyone. If you like wheelhop or cant deal with a more solid ride then Id say stay away...If you HATE wheelhop (besides what it does to your car) and dont like a boaty type feel....GO FOR IT!

If you all have any questions you can ask me and i'll try to answer. I'd personally liek to hear some more experiences. I'm throwing an autorotor on the car this month so I'll report back when thats done...I honestly wasnt even going to put it on untill I saw my wheelhop go bye byes

DLF
05-08-2009, 12:25 AM
I now have 8 sets of LCA Spacers, and 6 sets of Knuckle Spacers back from the anodizer....

So I can ship either kit(s) or LCA's/Knuckles with Delrin Bushings installed within a few of days of payment.

If you aren't already getting 1.8 second 60' times with DR's, then you need these. :D

XxSlowpokexX
05-08-2009, 01:43 AM
Also to add I hav ebeen driving my car around with the Delrins for a few weeks solid everyday. I actually feel that drive quality and handeling were increased dramatically. Doug said it may be a stiff feel..But to me the rear feels as smooth as better...

A GREAT MOD...I;d do them while they are available..Because one never knows.....Also I want to hear some more opinions on the mod. I just love it and am suprised peopel arent eating this up. Any guy in the know with IRS equipped terminator cobras does delrin without a second thought

DLF
08-07-2009, 04:49 PM
So far, I've shipped 7 sets of Delrin Bushing Kits, and as far as I know, only Damon and I have actually installed them.

I'm really looking forward to getting more feedback.

With all off the complaining about wheel hop over the years, I'm very suprised that there hasn't been more interest.

I currently have 2 sets on the shelf, ready to go, and materials in stock for another 3.

XxSlowpokexX
08-07-2009, 08:13 PM
It's one of those mods that you go yah....Hmmm $600 or so.....

Then when you do it you wish you had done it at first sight! I dont think anyone can really comprehend what a great mod it is untill they have actually done it. 5 speed+ Delrin=must have in my book

RedFox
08-07-2009, 08:38 PM
I already have poly in the knuckle. Would I benefit from doing just the LCA?

What would be the benefits?

DLF
08-07-2009, 11:04 PM
I already have poly in the knuckle. Would I benefit from doing just the LCA?

What would be the benefits?

I haven't tried that combination. The only person that I know of who is going to is Will Smith (Mercutio), but I don't believe he's done the install yet.

Anything that removes compliance from the rear suspension will reduce wheel hop and improve launches.

It couldn't hurt :)

Which LCA's do you have, stock or Mark VIII?

RedFox
08-08-2009, 10:36 AM
I have SC control arms.

DLF
08-08-2009, 02:14 PM
I have SC control arms.

I do not stock Delrin Bushings for the cast iron MN-12 LCA's, but it would only take me a couple of days after payment to make a set. The stock bushings need to be pressed out and the Delrin Bushings pressed in. Then the bottom of the bushing bores would need to be drilled (5mm) and tapped (6mm x 1.0mm) for the Stainless Steel Zerk grease fittings @ 1" from the outside edge of each bore.

RedFox
08-08-2009, 04:30 PM
I will be inspecting my suspension this week. If I go for it I would change over to the Mk8 LCAs. Is this a direct bolt on with thestock knuckle?

DLF
08-08-2009, 07:12 PM
I will be inspecting my suspension this week. If I go for it I would change over to the Mk8 LCAs. Is this a direct bolt on with the stock knuckle?

Yes, but with the Mark VIII LCA's you'll need spring perches. I have a set of Mark VIII LCA's with perches available in the "Parts for Sale" forum.

http://www.sccoa.com/forums/showthread.php?t=108254

Don Teeple
08-14-2009, 10:14 PM
I'm all over these bushings, put me down for a set!
(just need the engine fund to ebb and flow as I'm in the midst of an expensive DOHC 5.0 build-up.. ouch!)

How long does it take to build these? I may just do the LCA bushings while the car is apart and save the knuckle stuff for the next brake job.

As long as you'll still have the material in a few months?!

DLF
08-14-2009, 11:53 PM
I'm all over these bushings, put me down for a set!
(just need the engine fund to ebb and flow as I'm in the midst of an expensive DOHC 5.0 build-up.. ouch!)

How long does it take to build these? I may just do the LCA bushings while the car is apart and save the knuckle stuff for the next brake job.

As long as you'll still have the material in a few months?!

Hey Teeps!

Right now I have them in stock for the Mark VIII LCA's. Takes a couple of days to make bushings if I don't (as long as I have the hard coated spacers).

I make the MN-12 LCA bushings to order.

You get a discount if you buy the entire set at the same time, and to do the LCA's, you have to remove the knuckles anyway. :D

I'm an old guy, I might not be around in a few months ;)

Toms-SC
08-17-2009, 05:03 PM
DLF, would these bushing do anything for a AOD car? :cool:

DLF
08-17-2009, 11:54 PM
DLF, would these bushing do anything for a AOD car? :cool:

You might get better launches, as instead of the control arms allowing the wheels to move forward slightly at first, all the power would go to the ground. Then traction would be the issue.

Besides that, better handling and a firmer ride.

All opinion of course, as I haven't tried it yet, nor have I heard back from anyone who's installed them in an auto car. I've installed a set in my '98 LSC with a 4R70W, but it hasn't left the garage yet :).

I'll know more in a week or so, as I'm just about done with all of my mods on the LSC.

DLF
09-12-2009, 12:14 AM
I've now put a couple of hundred miles on my 4R70W '98 LSC with my Delrin bushings installed. In addition to the bushings, this car also has a 3,600 stall TC, Tru-Trac diff, 4.10 gears and Koni shocks.

As I suspected, a slightly firmer ride, with no noticeable increase in NVH, and more predictable handling is the result. Nice straight launches and very stable during the shifts (that produce really nice tire chirps, btw :D).

All in all, I'm quite pleased with the results.

SCTBIRD1173
09-22-2009, 11:21 AM
If all goes as planed I'm looking to do my suspension this winter.

I don't live that far from you and was wondering if it's possible to stop by sometime and get a ride in the Delrin equipped SC.

Thanks!

DLF
09-22-2009, 12:19 PM
If all goes as planed I'm looking to do my suspension this winter.

I don't live that far from you and was wondering if it's possible to stop by sometime and get a ride in the Delrin equipped SC.

Thanks!

Anytime :)

PM sent

DLF
09-27-2009, 10:54 PM
Delrin IRS Bushing Kits may be ordered here (http://home.comcast.net/~dlfraleigh/Delrin/Delrin.html).

DLF
11-22-2009, 11:35 PM
I currently have enough hardcoated spacers in stock for two more LCA kits and one Knuckle kit, then it's going to be a while before these will be available again.

DLF
11-23-2009, 04:19 PM
Installation instructions for the Delrin Bushing Kit for the stock MN-12 Cast Iron LCA's are HERE (http://home.comcast.net/~dlfraleigh/Delrin/TBirdLCADelrinBushingKit.pdf).

XxSlowpokexX
11-23-2009, 04:29 PM
Just wanted to add. AFter many months of NYC driving the delrin bushing still look aok..I was under there the other day

DLF
01-08-2010, 12:44 PM
Only 1 LCA kit remaining....

DLF
01-19-2010, 02:50 PM
I've just sent 5 complete sets of aluminum spacers to the anodizer for hardcoating. It will be about 2 weeks before I get them back.

I'm offering a 5% discount (refunded via PayPal) to anyone who pre-orders a Delrin Bushing Kit between now and January 31st 2010.

That's a $16.25 discount on any single kit, or a $31.25 discount on the complete kit.

Order HERE (http://home.comcast.net/~dlfraleigh/Delrin/Delrin.html).

DLF
01-31-2010, 02:44 PM
Last day for the discount.....

Don't miss out! :D

SCTBIRD1173
02-01-2010, 12:23 AM
Just got in before the bell :D

Doug, I'll call you this week to discuss the couple questions I had for ya.

Thanks!

XxSlowpokexX
02-01-2010, 03:17 PM
Bryan...Youre going to love this setup!

SCTBIRD1173
02-02-2010, 07:14 PM
Thanks Damon, looking forward to it! :D

DLF
02-02-2010, 07:30 PM
The hardcoated aluminum spacers are back in stock.

I have 4 complete sets available for immediate sale.

DLF
02-03-2010, 11:10 PM
2 sets sold, 3 remaining....

DLF
03-31-2010, 01:35 AM
Order HERE (http://home.comcast.net/~dlfraleigh/Delrin/Delrin.html)

cntinuum
06-04-2010, 10:40 PM
Order HERE (http://home.comcast.net/~dlfraleigh/Delrin/Delrin.html)
I am too lazy to search on this, so maybe you can answer my question. I have '95 5spd with 120K on it. It looks to need everything. What do you think the cost difference is between replacing all the wear items in the IRS with OEM parts vs. to doing it with your Delrin products?
There is a Mark VIII rear suspension with new airbags for $300 locally. http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/pts/1775083795.html Is this a good price? Has 3.07 gear set. Haven't looked, but if my setup is still factory, the gears are 2L73. Do you know if the VIII are lockers?

It is so easy to spend lots of money on these cars....
-Dave

DLF
06-05-2010, 12:08 AM
I am too lazy to search on this, so maybe you can answer my question. I have '95 5spd with 120K on it. It looks to need everything. What do you think the cost difference is between replacing all the wear items in the IRS with OEM parts vs. to doing it with your Delrin products?
There is a Mark VIII rear suspension with new airbags for $300 locally. http://portland.craigslist.org/wsc/pts/1775083795.html Is this a good price? Has 3.07 gear set. Haven't looked, but if my setup is still factory, the gears are 2L73. Do you know if the VIII are lockers?

It is so easy to spend lots of money on these cars....
-Dave

All Mark VIII's have open diffs.

You can check on the prices of the stock components with either Ford or SCP. If you use the Mark VIII LCA's, there are no stock bushing options, I am the only one on the planet that makes bushings for the aluminum LCA's.

Poly bushings are available for the knuckles, but they'll compress rather quickly.

You'll probably spend an extra $300, or so, to use my Delrin kits, but they won't wear out for a very long time, and they have other advantages as well.

cntinuum
06-05-2010, 12:39 AM
All Mark VIII's have open diffs.

You can check on the prices of the stock components with either Ford or SCP. If you use the Mark VIII LCA's, there are no stock bushing options, I am the only one on the planet that makes bushings for the aluminum LCA's.

Poly bushings are available for the knuckles, but they'll compress rather quickly.

You'll probably spend an extra $300, or so, to use my Delrin kits, but they won't wear out for a very long time, and they have other advantages as well.
What do you think the value of the LCA and diff. are from a VIII?

Was lost in "Poly Rear Subframe Isolators" thread. I was waiting for the conclusion and it never came.
My guess was about twice the OEM parts price and I "justify" it with I do it with my labor so it ends up being cheaper. Great story to tell one's self isn't it? What I like about what I have read in this thread is that the wheel hop goes away. Doesn't take to long to break something and that extra $300 becomes a very cheap investment. I have $800 into my HG job and I haven't even got started yet.

So putting the guts of the SC into the VIII is the ticket just to get the 15lb reduction in weight? I have read that machining is necessary to make the 2.73 work in the AL case. If the pinion needs machining, this could be expensive. Off to heat treat to soften the pair, machine it, re-heat treat the part. No wonder peope use the gear set in the AL case and add a locker. Most likely cheaper and servicable.

Have the engine to reassemble, the transmission to replace the blockers and what else I can repair, then I will tackle the worm out suspension. Better get busy and start making the big bucks.
-Dave

DLF
06-05-2010, 12:45 AM
What do you think the value of the LCA and diff. are from a VIII?

Was lost in "Poly Rear Subframe Isolators" thread. I was waiting for the conclusion and it never came.
My guess was about twice the OEM parts price and I "justify" it with I do it with my labor so it ends up being cheaper. Great story to tell one's self isn't it? What I like about what I have read in this thread is that the wheel hop goes away. Doesn't take to long to break something and that extra $300 becomes a very cheap investment. I have $800 into my HG job and I haven't even got started yet.

So putting the guts of the SC into the VIII is the ticket just to get the 15lb reduction in weight? I have read that machining is necessary to make the 2.73 work in the AL case. If the pinion needs machining, this could be expensive. Off to heat treat to soften the pair, machine it, re-heat treat the part. No wonder peope use the gear set in the AL case and add a locker. Most likely cheaper and servicable.

Have the engine to reassemble, the transmission to replace the blockers and what else I can repair, then I will tackle the worm out suspension. Better get busy and start making the big bucks.
-Dave

The aluminum LCA's are worth ~ $100. The aluminum diff case also ~ $100.

What "Poly Rear Subframe Isolators" thread? I also make UHMW sub-frame mounts and spring perches, do some seraches on my ID.

Go with the 3.07 gears, just use your Posi.

cntinuum
06-05-2010, 01:07 AM
The aluminum LCA's are worth ~ $100. The aluminum diff case also ~ $100.

What "Poly Rear Subframe Isolators" thread? I also make UHMW sub-frame mounts and spring perches, do some seraches on my ID.

Go with the 3.07 gears, just use your Posi.
Started in 2003 and still being posted to. http://www.sccoa.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33911&highlight=Poly+Rear+Subframe+Isolators

So an entire assemble for $300 with new air bags should be a good deal. Been seeing this ad for over a month. If I could sell the air bags, might get 1/2 my cost back out of it. Haven't seen anyone, but one member who says, they have been doing the air bags for 10 years, use the bags. It can't be cheap to put in all the stuff needed to support the bags is my guess.
Thanks for the information. Have bookmarked you for went I need your parts.
You have to be burning the midnight oil!
-Dave

DLF
06-05-2010, 01:13 AM
Actually, I'm in CA tending to my sick mother. It's only a little after 10 pm here.

cntinuum
06-05-2010, 01:18 AM
Actually, I'm in CA tending to my sick mother. It's only a little after 10 pm here.

ROLMAO, I am in Vancouver, WA and about to go find my bed. Last lived in Arroyo Grande, CA in 2006. Had to come back to the NW, I really love it here.
-Dave

BlackbirdSc94
06-07-2010, 03:17 PM
so are these still avaiable in a full set for a 91 5spd

DLF
06-07-2010, 03:27 PM
so are these still avaiable in a full set for a 91 5spd

Stock LCA's or Mark VIII?

BlackbirdSc94
06-08-2010, 01:40 PM
I would assume stock but whats the diffrence

DLF
06-08-2010, 04:45 PM
I would assume stock but whats the diffrence

The stock LCA's use different sized bushings than the Mark VIII LCA's.

I have kits in stock for the Mark VIII Aluminum lower control arms. Delrin bushings for the stock cast iron LCA's are made on custom, per order basis (2-3 week delivery).

The knuckle kits are the same, regardless of which control arms you use.

See the link under my signature for more info.

XR7 Dave
07-21-2010, 05:21 PM
Hey Doug, your instructions pages are down.

DLF
07-21-2010, 06:11 PM
Hey Doug, your instructions pages are down.

??

I see them just fine. Besides, didn't I include printed instructions with your kits?

XxSlowpokexX
07-21-2010, 06:52 PM
working for me

CMac89
07-21-2010, 07:22 PM
They aren't working for me, either. Try converting them to a PDF.

XR7 Dave
07-21-2010, 09:59 PM
I don't know if you included instructions or not. It's been awhile. :o

When I view the page I see all the code instead of the HTML.

Mike8675309
07-21-2010, 10:20 PM
Internet explorer only folks. The mht archived web format is only valid in Microsoft's Internet Explorer.

DLF
07-22-2010, 12:37 AM
As it was suggested, the instructions have now been posted as .pdf's. :)

Belisarius
07-30-2010, 01:40 AM
So putting the guts of the SC into the VIII is the ticket just to get the 15lb reduction in weight? I have read that machining is necessary to make the 2.73 work in the AL case. If the pinion needs machining, this could be expensive. Off to heat treat to soften the pair, machine it, re-heat treat the part. No wonder peope use the gear set in the AL case and add a locker. Most likely cheaper and servicable.

I just did this conversion a few months ago. Yes, the 2.73 will not fit the Lincoln case. Just use the 3.07 and the posi from the bird. It's cheaper. There are a few options for heavier duty diff covers. I used a Control Freak cover but there are others out there. I also did the full Al Mk. VIII rear in my car with Doug's delrin setup. It's great but very stiff. The rear wheel will lift going up a driveway ramp. I also went up to a 1.125" sway bar in the back.

If your budget will allow, get a Quaiffe diff to put in. They're way better than a posi and work like a locker in a straight line.

As far as how all this works, I have a friend in Santa Barbara with wheel scales. When he gets his NSX back from the shop and sets up his scales I'll put my car up there to see what it weighs. I'll also have to get some adjustable links for the swaybars.

DLF
07-30-2010, 01:48 AM
The rear wheel will lift going up a driveway ramp. I also went up to a 1.125" sway bar in the back.


That's the sway bar, not the Delrin Bushings.

DLF
08-12-2010, 03:28 PM
Summer Sale!

Get 'em while they're hot!

Order HERE (http://home.comcast.net/~dlfraleigh/Delrin/Delrin.html).



-The (Delrin) rear LCA bushings are fantastic. I had no wheel hop at all and the handling at the rear was very predictable, especially on ancient, worn-out tires. You all need to order these.

DLF
09-14-2010, 12:02 PM
There apparently isn't enough interest in these for me to continue to produce them.

I currently have three sets of Delrin Mark VIII LCA Bushings and one set of Delrin Knuckle Bushings in stock, and after that I'm probably done.

I also have three pairs of Mark VIII aluminum LCA's (one without any bushings and two with stock bushings), if anyone is interested in those.

Also available is one pair of rebuilt Knuckles with Delrin bushings and new bearings installed.

If you want one of the remaining sets, let me know soon.

Mike8675309
09-14-2010, 12:43 PM
There is interest from me, I just don't have any money to spend on them right now.

rzimmerl
09-14-2010, 07:02 PM
There is interest from me, I just don't have any money to spend on them right now.

Ditto on that. I was planning to get Mark LCA bushings, knuckle bushings, and the sub frame bushings this winter. Engine mods tapped me out for this year, I hope to still pickup a full set from you this winter if you are still doing them.

davis97xr7
09-16-2010, 02:27 AM
Ditto on that. I was planning to get Mark LCA bushings, knuckle bushings, and the sub frame bushings this winter...I hope to still pickup a full set from you this winter if you are still doing them.

same for me

DLF
11-05-2010, 02:16 AM
I still have a couple of sets left, and I've kept the sale price going.

DLF
11-23-2010, 08:44 PM
The sale is over, and I'm about done with these.

I currently have enough hardcoat anodized spacers in stock to make 3 LCA Kits and 2 Knuckle Kits.

It takes quite a bit of both time and money to make a batch of spacers, so unless interest picks up quite a bit, I'm not going to invest either. :(

Better get them while you can.

EECDOC
11-25-2010, 07:38 AM
Doug, thanks for a great suspension product. Using your lower control arm and knuckle bushings this year helped in lowering my 60' times to the current best of 1.44.

Mike Siska....... :D

DLF
11-25-2010, 09:21 AM
Doug, thanks for a great suspension product. Using your lower control arm and knuckle bushings this year helped in lowering my 60' times to the current best of 1.44.

Mike Siska....... :D

Glad to hear it! What was your previous best?

EECDOC
11-25-2010, 09:49 AM
Previous best 60' time was a 1.51.

XxSlowpokexX
11-25-2010, 02:38 PM
Thats huge!

DLF
11-30-2010, 09:27 PM
2 Mark VIII LCA kits and 2 Knuckle kits left.....

DLF
12-31-2010, 05:10 PM
I have ONE Mark VIII LCA Delrin Bushing Kit left and ONE set of rebuilt knuckles with Delrin Bushings installed.

EvilMooseofDoom
01-05-2011, 04:51 PM
I think if we ever get the economy picking up, there might be an increase in sales....you're offering a great product, one I'd like to eventually purchase for my heap....I just don't dare spend even a single dollar on my T-bird right now. This is a bit of a problem with owning a T-bird; a lot of cool, must-have parts that have been created by guys like yourself are now off of the market, due to the economy being killed by idiot politicians....and I'm not quite sure why the T-bird platform isn't more widely accepted, as it's really a pretty damn good car, I don't think Ford still has a worthy substitute as how the finished product feels when you're driving it, the main problem with this car is that to the uninformed, it simply puts people to sleep just looking at it.

Beyond that....don't give up just yet.

DLF
01-25-2011, 12:27 AM
The last Mark VIII LCA Delrin Bushing Kit has been sold!

DLF
01-31-2011, 04:05 AM
I've decided to make another batch of Delrin Bushing Kits that should be available to ship near the end of February.

The pricing on a complete kit, for Mark VIII LCA's and Knuckles is $625 shipped (lower 48).

Kits for stock Thunderbird LCA's will also be available on a build to order basis.

I will offer pre-order pricing of $575 for anyone who pays via PayPal personal or Cashier's Check before February 25th. Please PM me if you wish to order.

Also available:

Mark VIII LCA's with Delrin Bushings installed and the required Torx bolts and nuts - $475 shipped (lower 48)

Rebuilt Knuckles with Delrin Bushings installed and new Timken bearings (no hubs) - $475 shipped (lower 48)

91BLOWNBIRD
02-01-2011, 01:18 AM
I have SC knuckles and LCA's and will be interested in a bushing kit once I get my taxes around Feb 8th...does the kit include all knuckle, LCA, and UCA bushings and how much shipped? $575?

DLF
02-01-2011, 02:39 AM
I have SC knuckles and LCA's and will be interested in a bushing kit once I get my taxes around Feb 8th...does the kit include all knuckle, LCA, and UCA bushings and how much shipped? $575?

You can see the kit contents on my website (click the link under my signature).

Yes, $575 shipped (lower 48) is the pre-order price as listed in the post above. After February 25th the price on the complete kit will revert to $625.

The inner UCA bushing is not included.

While itís certainly possible to make a Delrin UCA bushing, having one will cause other issues. With Delrin bushings in the LCA and Knuckle, any change in the toe setting will move the top of the knuckle fore and aft in relation to the inner UCA mounting point. Without something flexible in the suspension, i.e. the stock UCA bushing, there is a distinct likelihood that the one, or more, of the Delrin Bushings would bind. In order to do it properly, Iíd have to redesign the upper knuckle bushing to allow for shimming to cure the bind. It might be possible to slot, or enlarge, one of the UCA mounting holes on both ends enough to cure the bind, but that may not be practical IMHO. Perhaps Iíll take another look at it on one of my cars in the future, but for right now, Iím not going to proceed any further.

91BLOWNBIRD
02-01-2011, 03:06 PM
Sounds good...I plan to order before the 25th, do I order through your site and get the discount or through you here on SCCoA?

XxSlowpokexX
02-01-2011, 04:56 PM
I highly reccomend his rear cradle bushings as well . It made a huge difference in ride and feel

91BLOWNBIRD
02-01-2011, 05:01 PM
Yeah I was reading into them but it's just not in the budget right now maybe next year

DLF
02-01-2011, 06:40 PM
Sounds good...I plan to order before the 25th, do I order through your site and get the discount or through you here on SCCoA?

To get the special pre-order price you can't order through my site, you need to pay as I indicated above.

DLF
02-14-2011, 07:47 PM
The aluminum spacers were delivered today to the shop that does the anodizing, so I should be able to resume shipping kits late next week. :D

DLF
02-21-2011, 07:05 PM
I will offer pre-order pricing of $575 for anyone who pays via PayPal personal or Cashier's Check before February 25th. Please PM me if you wish to order.


The pre-order pricing offer ends Thursday!

DLF
03-20-2011, 10:12 AM
So where is everyone that said they wanted a set?

I've made some more and they're ready to ship.

JeepsterSC
03-20-2011, 11:47 AM
Do you have any Mark VIII kits now?

DLF
03-20-2011, 01:53 PM
Do you have any Mark VIII kits now?

Yes, ready to ship.

DLF
04-03-2012, 05:02 PM
I still make these, and I have a couple of sets in stock at the moment. :cool:

bigal61
08-17-2012, 10:09 PM
Do control arms and knuckles have to be removed for measurements?

DLF
08-17-2012, 11:22 PM
Do control arms and knuckles have to be removed for measurements?

No, I only need the width of upper knuckles, which can be done on the car as shown in the pic in this post:

http://www.sccoa.com/forums/showpost.php?p=972502&postcount=13

bigal61
08-18-2012, 08:18 PM
No, I only need the width of upper knuckles, which can be done on the car as shown in the pic in this post:

http://www.sccoa.com/forums/showpost.php?p=972502&postcount=13

Great what kind of lead time on lower control bushings and knuckle bushings for a 95 t-bird SC with stock SC control arms.

DLF
08-18-2012, 11:05 PM
Great what kind of lead time on lower control bushings and knuckle bushings for a 95 t-bird SC with stock SC control arms.

3-4 days after I receive payment and measurements to shipment.