Plan on doing some suspension work next weekend. Who makes good sway bar biushings?? Also how much of a pain are they to change?? What size are the front and rears???
Sounds like since I'm changing everything else this might not be too bad. Just lower the cradle after I remove everything I'm change anyway. Thanks!!Put car on lift. Put tranny jack under cradle, unbolt cradle, lower about 2". It's been a while since I did it, but I don't remember having to touch the motor. It comes down with the cradle, but isn't in the way of the bar getting out. This opens up a gap between the top of the cradle and the bottom of the frame, which is where the front sway bar passes through the two. Remove front wheels and disconnect tie rods at the wheel hub end. This gives you enough room to wiggle the front bar out. It'd also give you enough room to slide new bushings in. But make sure everything is secure as hell before you put your fingers between the cradle and frame to work the bushings in to place... Took about 20 minutes to do the rear. Took about 4 hours to do the front (though a lot of that was carefully examining my options to be sure I didn't fuck anything up).
It's a 2ton piece. I'll look at it closely and figure out how to put the most weight on teh cradle itself. Good infod on the studs.The weight of the engine is bearing on the cradle, so make sure you've got a really "stout" jack. And yeah, some appropriate wood blocks so the jack doesn't bear on any engine components or touch the cradle in just one spot (which might break the casting). I distinctly remember I didn't even have to lower the cradle enough to get it past the studs that held it on. I was worried about whether or not something could get misaligned and I wanted the studs to keep everything lined up.
I don't see anything posted by him recently in the for sale section. Maybe it's someone else?