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exfed12825
Tony Gentile
Waterford, Pa
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1974 MGB 347ci Bessel Motorsports/ Ford stroker 530 hp

Fluid Film
Posted by: exfed12825
Date: April 07, 2016 11:22PM

I'm planning on using Fluid Film on the Heim Joints on my Fast Cars inc MGB suspension any better choices for the lube


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
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What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: Fluid Film
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: April 08, 2016 10:09PM

Fluid film will work just fine.
You will need to apply it often as it's a little thin and tends to be pushed out of the joint.
I generally use moly chain lube in this situation. It's a heavy grease in a solvent carrier. It sprays on thin and works it's way into the joint, the solvent evaporates leaving a very durable moly grease film behind. It works well in lots of other applications as well, door hinges are my favorite!
The best way however, in my mind, is to seal the joints with urethane cups. I think Prothane makes them if I remember right. And drill them to take a grease fitting.
This keeps the dirt out and alows you to flush the joint with fresh grease from the inside out.

Live like you mean it.
Fred


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Fluid Film
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: April 09, 2016 10:57AM

Fred, you have a link? I couldn't find those on their site.

Jim


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
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Re: Fluid Film
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: April 09, 2016 12:27PM

I put some on my Milano a while ago.
Pretty sure that there is a part # on them.
I'll jack it up on monday and have a look.

Cheers
Fred


Nexxussian
Erik Johnson
Alaska
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1974, MGB, Citroen Color Rover V8

Re: Fluid Film
Posted by: Nexxussian
Date: April 10, 2016 11:46PM

Urethane would be nice, but these work too.

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BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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Re: Fluid Film
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: April 11, 2016 12:37PM

They sort of do. Easy for them to get damaged or in a position where they do not seal though.

Jim


DiDueColpi
Fred Key
West coast - Canada
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What if the Hokey Pokey really is what it's all about?

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Re: Fluid Film
Posted by: DiDueColpi
Date: April 11, 2016 01:34PM

Got a look this morning
The number on the seals is 60461
From Prothane for sure.

Cheers
Fred



BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: Fluid Film
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: April 11, 2016 05:06PM



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