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alanmoor
Alan Moor
Tipp City, Ohio
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10/18/2014 08:58PM

Main British Car:
'73 MGB GT Ford 5.0

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Moss Coil-over Bushings
Posted by: alanmoor
Date: June 11, 2015 03:16PM

When I bought my GT it already had the Moss coil-over conversion kit. But, the lower bushings are absolutely shot. Apparently this is a known issue. So much so that when I called them, they dropped a pair of new bushings in the mail immediately. Free. They are working on a new bushing source and said they'd call me when they the get the new bushings in. Until then, at least I'll have new, crappy bushings to replace the old, collapsed crappy bushings.

If you have the same problem, call them. Get your free crappy bushings.

-Al


kstevusa
kelly stevenson
Southern Middle Tennessee
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10/25/2007 09:37AM

Main British Car:
2003 Jaguar XK8 Coupe 4.2L DOHC/ VVT / 6sp. AT

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Re: Moss Coil-over Bushings
Posted by: kstevusa
Date: June 11, 2015 04:01PM

Great Alan, I know your labor is CHEAP, same effor to install crap or quality :-). See you at Indy


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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10/23/2007 11:32PM

Main British Car:
1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Moss Coil-over Bushings
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: June 11, 2015 09:00PM

Talk to Graham Creswick, Al.


ex-tyke
Graham Creswick
Chatham, Ontario, Canada
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10/25/2007 11:17AM

Main British Car:
1976 MGB Ford 302

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Re: Moss Coil-over Bushings
Posted by: ex-tyke
Date: June 11, 2015 10:49PM

Quote:
Talk to Graham Creswick, Al....
Never got my free crappy bushings after registering a complaint with Moss, but on forum advice from others in the same boat, I replaced the Moss bushings with Energy Suspension part 9-9105G.
These are higher durometer than the original Moss bushings and this is the first driving season for these, so can't comment on the long term suitability/reliability.


alanmoor
Alan Moor
Tipp City, Ohio
(54 posts)

Registered:
10/18/2014 08:58PM

Main British Car:
'73 MGB GT Ford 5.0

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Re: Moss Coil-over Bushings
Posted by: alanmoor
Date: June 16, 2015 10:51AM

Got my free crappy bushings in the mail yesterday, top and bottom. I'll go ahead and install them. Because they're free and it doesn't look like that big of a job. And they should at least last through Indy.


mstemp
Mike Stemp
Calgary, Canada
(200 posts)

Registered:
11/25/2009 07:18AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB Rover 4.6L

Re: Moss Coil-over Bushings
Posted by: mstemp
Date: June 16, 2015 05:16PM

Alan,

Don't count on it! I got 400 miles out of mine. For the $20 or $30 order up the three sets of 9-9105G from Energy, yes three as you need to cut one set to get the full width needed for the bottom if my memory serves me correctly. No point pulling it all apart again in the fall or spring is there?


alanmoor
Alan Moor
Tipp City, Ohio
(54 posts)

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10/18/2014 08:58PM

Main British Car:
'73 MGB GT Ford 5.0

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Re: Moss Coil-over Bushings
Posted by: alanmoor
Date: June 17, 2015 11:59AM

Yeah, I see your point Mike. Just a little itchy to get rid of the shudder. To cut one set, as you say, then are you using the original barrels and just usnig the rubber bits from the Energy kit?



mstemp
Mike Stemp
Calgary, Canada
(200 posts)

Registered:
11/25/2009 07:18AM

Main British Car:
1980 MGB Rover 4.6L

Re: Moss Coil-over Bushings
Posted by: mstemp
Date: June 17, 2015 12:55PM

Yes the metal barrel is reused. One set of the Energy bushing is cut just to make up enough width to cover the centre portion on the bottom pin. Most speed shops seem to have these bushings on the shelf.


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