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Old May 4th, 2017, 11:21 AM   #1  
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Drag link , arm bushings , HELP

Hello other side of the world.

Today ik have been to the m.o.t test in holland with my oldsmobile Jetstar 1 6.5l 394 engine 1964.
And now i have to fix some things.
Control arm bushings, idler arm and center link.
Does some one know the part numbers for the control arm bushings front of the car lower en upper ones.
That i can order the ones i need.
And i need a drag link/center link part number and where could i buy one ???.

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Old May 4th, 2017, 07:03 PM   #2  
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Hello from far away; Front lower control arm bushing PN 388214/pair. Front upper bushing PN388213/pair. Idler arm PN 5676459 W/PS Saginaw...PN 588112 W/Thompson Products. Relay Rod/Center Link PN Thompson Products 384767 W/PS, or after jobs Saginaw 5679828 W/PS.
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Old May 5th, 2017, 07:18 AM   #3  
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Hello from far away; Front lower control arm bushing PN 388214/pair. Front upper bushing PN388213/pair. Idler arm PN 5676459 W/PS Saginaw...PN 588112 W/Thompson Products. Relay Rod/Center Link PN Thompson Products 384767 W/PS, or after jobs Saginaw 5679828 W/PS.
Assuming those are the GM part numbers, good luck trying to find them. Some items might still be available from Moog, but I suspect that parts like the center link and idler arm are no longer made. Check with Craig from Mobileparts for N.O.S. replacements. Rare Parts is another source.
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Upper control arm bushings;
http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Front-Up...BYhiD5&vxp=mtr

Lower control arm bushings ;
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Suspension-C...1YmcUi&vxp=mtr

Idler arm;
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from...r+arm&_sacat=0

Center link;
http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw...+link&_sacat=0

Be aware , that Oldsmobile bought two types of steering parts for their "big cars" in this era.
They got parts from their own GM Saginaw division and they also bought parts from the Thompson (TRW) company . The two kinds cannot be mixed . The tapers where the parts connect are different.
The easiest way to tell what kind of steering system you have , is to look at the bottom of the pitman arm for a forging number . The pitman arm is attached to the steering box .
If the number begins with 56 and has seven digits , then it is a Saginaw system .
Anything else will be Thompson (TRW) or "alternate" system .
Also , power and manual steering systems had different components .
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Charlie, does this apply to other model years? Beats measuring.
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Old May 5th, 2017, 12:46 PM   #6  
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Thanks for the help.

Now i know what i need.
And the difference between the drag links.
First i didn't understand the 2 part numbers for it but now i do.
Good to know.


Greetings Barry
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Charlie, does this apply to other model years? Beats measuring.
Yes , as far as I know .
Saginaw part numbers were seven digits and started with 56 .
Example , 5676457 .
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Some other questions

Hello again from Holland.

I alsof need to put on new front upper en lower bumpers.
My oldmobile service manual nr 3 .
Shows me that front suspension 33-34-35-36-38-39 series are the same.
And fusick automotive sells them for starfire (36 series).
Will they fit on my jetstar 1 ??????.
And does any one know where i could get rear shock mount grommets.

Greetings Barry.

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Some other questions

Hello again from Holland.

I alsof need to put on new front upper en lower bumpers.
My oldmobile service manual nr 3 .
Shows me that front suspension 33-34-35-36-38-39 series are the same.
And fusick automotive sells them for starfire (36 series).
Will the fit on my jetstar 1 ??????.
And does any one know where i could get rear shock mount grommets.

Greetings Barry.
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Old May 8th, 2017, 01:17 PM   #10  
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Shows me that front suspension 33-34-35-36-38-39 series are the same.
And fusick automotive sells them for starfire (36 series).
Will the fit on my jetstar 1 ??????.
Yes. The suspension is the same on all 1963-64 Olds full size cars. The parts are the same.
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It's a siginaw centerlink crappppppp

Now i found out what kind it is but now the next thing where to buy one online.
Ik found out in my manual that the center link goes in the pitman arm from below.
Pitman arm (3300 only)
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Found one.

I found a centerlink and idler arm in Holland.
Some times things are closer then you think.

Greetings Barry.
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Do they sell lottery tickets in Holland...? Nice score, you are one lucky guy.
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Swaybar bushings.

Yes they sell them in holland but i never win it.
I bought a set stabilizer bar bushings for a starfire 1964.
They are to smal where can ik find the set in need.

Greetings Barry.
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Moog K440 or K5255 come as a kit.
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