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Hi Everyone!! Haven't been on for a while since the 164 departed. We miss the 164 VERY much. My M3 is nice but lacks the 164's charm and panache. My wife
says if I find a nice one to go ahead.. Anyway.

I need to put rubber bushings on one end of the trailing arms of my
Lotus replica. Having heims on each end has been problematic. If the links are
all not PERFECTLY the same length the axle will act as a roll bar and put HUGE
forces on the links. I need to rubber bush one end. I was looking at the 164
trailing arm bush on the Hub side.
Question is: Can anybody measure one for me? I need OD, Width and ID.
If not I could order one.
 

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Why not use the original bushes?, they'd be available from Caterham. I might have a couple left over (I'll need to look). Don't waste your time fitting Alfa bushes to Lotus. (I assume you are talking about the one-piece moulded bushes consisting of an outer steel bushing, rubber, and inside steel bush; there are also 2-piece bushes, a left and right, for example these are used under the diff to locate the A-frame [on live-axle 7]; the one-piece bush comes in two sizes)

Hi Everyone!! Haven't been on for a while since the 164 departed. We miss the 164 VERY much. My M3 is nice but lacks the 164's charm and panache. My wife
says if I find a nice one to go ahead.. Anyway.

I need to put rubber bushings on one end of the trailing arms of my
Lotus replica. Having heims on each end has been problematic. If the links are
all not PERFECTLY the same length the axle will act as a roll bar and put HUGE
forces on the links. I need to rubber bush one end. I was looking at the 164
trailing arm bush on the Hub side.
Question is: Can anybody measure one for me? I need OD, Width and ID.
If not I could order one.
 

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This is a homebuilt Seven. It was designed to use rod ends. Thing is, this wasn't
a great idea, when you use 4 trailing links they need to be exactly the same length or you get binding and huge forces on the rod ends if everything isn't perfect. It's best if one on each side has a rubber bush. I need to make a
custom bushing for this application. I'll have to machine this one too.
 
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