• Alec Rivers-Bowerman
    15 September 2011 at 06:56 #48487

    I’m dismantling my 16/80 which saw use on roads that were salted. Some of the fasteners are really rusted up and very difficult to remove. The three bolts holding the tank on are a good example. I’ve got the nuts off, I can rotate one of the bolts with some effort, but I can’t slide it out. I assume the bolt passes through a rubber bushing. I’m guessing that this bushing has a steel tube as its inner diameter and the bolt has rusted to it. Can anyone confirm this (or describe what’s in there) so I have a better idea of what to do next?
    Thanks, Alec

    15 September 2011 at 10:52 #48488

    Hi Alec,
    My car isn’t a 16/80 but the bush is probably the same type of silentbloc bush. Basically two metal tubes (a smaller, bolt diameter, tube within a larger tube) with rubber infill. So the bolt is binding on the inner tube of the bush.
    Hope this helps. No doubt someone with 16/80 knowledge can confirm this.

    Alec Rivers-Bowerman
    16 September 2011 at 05:22 #48493

    Hi David;
    Thanks – that’s exactly what’s there. I thought 1933 was a bit early for Silentblocs but a quick search showed they came out in the early ’30s. Now I’ll have to find replacements…

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