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11-30-2012 12:33 PM
vinniekq2 Hi Vinnie

I can bring in this idler arm. It will cost $174.99 and will take about 3-4 weeks to have it shipped. If you need it faster I can have it expedited but there will be additional charges for this service. unfortunately I was not able to find it locally.

let me know what you would like to do.

Richard Pridham
Manager
KMS CAR Parts
110 Woolridge Street
Coquitlam , BC V3K 5V4
T: 604.522.5593
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richardp@kmstools.com
KMS Tools & Equipment from Vancouver BC, Selling quality tools at affordable prices all over Canada. Largest powertool, handtool and woodworking machinery retailer in Canada.
11-30-2012 12:12 PM
lildrip049
idler arm

The car is 100 percent original from gm thus i have the original center link and the pan/pump are for the original L79 engine (327/350 hp). i know trhat the bushing are available fro moog, but i would have to have a iachine shop install them...i am looking for the entire arm from moog or a comparable baring driven bushing
11-30-2012 11:09 AM
MARTINSR I called my local real parts store and yes the bushings are what is available. I have to tell you, that's all that wears (unless it was REALLY driven after the bushings were gone ) and it's all you need from my experience.

Brian
11-30-2012 10:57 AM
vinniekq2 I made a few enquiries,lets see who has an answer? You did not say what centre link you are using or if the pan was front or rear sump? (v-8?)
11-30-2012 07:15 AM
lildrip049
idler not idle arm problem

Gentleman,

I would luv to put in a moog idler arm but my research indicates that only the bushings are availible for a 66 chevy II nova ss...can either of you tell me where i can but one--thx russ
11-29-2012 08:32 PM
69 widetrack Not a big deal "lildrip049", but it's an idler arm not idle arm, no biggy just a minor correction, so when you talk to people about it, it will be pronounced right.

I agree with Vinniekq2 about Moog parts as well as his other questions. Moog - Good dependable parts.
11-29-2012 08:00 PM
vinniekq2 did you read the instructions?

I try to use moog parts for almost everything.I used a moog in my 65 and 67 chevyII.
Are you using a chevyII centre link or "buick" what kind of oil pan are you using?
11-29-2012 02:49 PM
lildrip049
1966 nova idle arm issue

I have a 1966 chevy II nova ss that I need to replace the idle arm. I bought a high performance idle arm from classic industries in CA that is the same design as the original idle are (S shaped with bushings on each end. The end of the existing idle arm that is attached to the frame had 2 washers on the bushing side that has a nut that screws onto the idle arm shaft. The nut is held in place by a cotter pin. My issues are:
1. I believe that there should be a washer on both sides of the upper arm, 1 between the nut and the upper bushing and 1 for underneath the upper part of the arm between the upper bushing and the metal of the arm..not 2 between the upper part of the arm and nut that a cotter pin goes thru...i need to confirm the placement of washers on the original style idle arm.
2. When putting in the new idle arm it appears that the top nut cannot be tighten real tight or it will wear the lower bushing and the arm will not swivel. I need to confirm this thought.
3. Is it better that i do not put in the old "original style" idle arm and put in an aftermarket like a moog high performance design having bearings...if i put in the new design do i create other issues in replacing the idle arm.
thx russ lildrip049@aol.com

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