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What is the best way to remove the stock bushings from a mustache bar to install new urethane ones?

Is the 81-83 zx non-turbo 5-speed the same length as the 240Z 4-speed?

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> What is the best way to remove the stock
> bushings from a mustache bar to install new
> urethane ones?

You have to burn them out. I think this is the easiest way. You can try cutting them, but since they are bonded to the metal, you'll have a hard time getting them completely clean. There are several methods, all of which work, but some are easier than others. You can use a torch, and heat the metal around the rubber, which will let the bushing fall out in a clump. Or, you can take it to your grill, and pour some lighter fluid on it, and burn it out that way. The BBQ method doesn't get hot enough to start hardening the metal, so no worries. The torch method has potential to start surface hardening, but only if you heat the metal until it glows.

> Is the 81-83 zx non-turbo 5-speed the same
> length as the 240Z 4-speed?

The ZX 5spd is slightly shorter than the 4spd. You can use your current 240Z driveshaft though, as the difference is only a couple mm.

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> What is the best way to remove the stock
> bushings from a mustache bar to install new
> urethane ones?
I took mine down to my friends Z Sop and he pressed them out with a 14 ton press and a cylinder he had made from I forget what kind of metal. Any way he did those and the rear control arms for me.

> Is the 81-83 zx non-turbo 5-speed the same
> length as the 240Z 4-speed?
I put one in mine and it looked tad shorter to me.

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> What is the best way to remove the stock
> bushings from a mustache bar to install new
> urethane ones?
Like 240Dave said, burn them. I used a 3/8 drillbit, I think, and drilled through the rubber all around, then used vicegrips to pull the center portion out, then burned the rest with charcoal lighter and a propane torch.
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> What is the best way to remove the stock
> bushings from a mustache bar to install new
> urethane ones?

> Is the 81-83 zx non-turbo 5-speed the same
> length as the 240Z 4-speed?

> Thanks
Buy a propane torch and heat the outside cylinder
where the rubber bushing is bonded to. Move the
torch around; do not stay in one place. Eventually,
the rubber will start to smoke which means it is
softening up. Get a phillips screwdriver that will
fit in the center metal sleeve and hit it with a
hammer. The bushing should pop out.
 
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