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04-04-2005 08:35 AM
willys36@aol.com
Quote:
Originally Posted by KULTULZ
I see what you guys are saying now. You are using specialty control arms not OEM with the OEM ball joint. You will have to find the vendor (supplier) of the ball joint(s) and see if they will sell the boots separately in that case.

FORD'S ball joints (design) are not tough enough for aftermarket use or are the aftermarkets just cheaper causing the supply problems you have? The OEM ball joint boots were available from FORD at one time.

C7AZ 3A105-B Upper Boot
C7OZ 3A105-A Lower Boot

They would have been able to be sourced aftermarket also.

The MUST II used heavy FORD joints. I am glad I found this out as if I were to have (do) one, it would have to have OEM components on it to make service a lot easier.
You got it! And no one sells them separately.
04-03-2005 03:25 PM
KULTULZ I see what you guys are saying now. You are using specialty control arms not OEM with the OEM ball joint. You will have to find the vendor (supplier) of the ball joint(s) and see if they will sell the boots separately in that case.

FORD'S ball joints (design) are not tough enough for aftermarket use or are the aftermarkets just cheaper causing the supply problems you have? The OEM ball joint boots were available from FORD at one time.

C7AZ 3A105-B Upper Boot
C7OZ 3A105-A Lower Boot

They would have been able to be sourced aftermarket also.

The MUST II used heavy FORD joints. I am glad I found this out as if I were to have (do) one, it would have to have OEM components on it to make service a lot easier.
04-03-2005 01:29 PM
56 3100
hortons web addy

www.horton.on.ca is the web address. looks like its the upper ones the show because the upper boots on my TCI arms look the same
04-03-2005 12:55 PM
jaxhome
Hortons

Someone on another thread listed Hortons as a place to buy the boots. Does anyone know the website of Hortons?
04-02-2005 11:43 PM
Magnus_Jager My damaged boot was on a mopar. upper ball joint. They are threaded into the aframe and then you get to fight ot get them on. I've shredded one getting it on and roughed up several. It would be good to have new ones when ever you abuse them with the fork. Especially when i've paid at least $40 for a ball joint in the past only to have to use the old boot from the bad joint...
04-02-2005 09:15 PM
jaxhome
website for Hortons

I've been going nuts trying to find boots for my mustang II front end. I bought a car where the front end parts were in a box and the car used all the boots for another car. What's the website for Horton's? I've never bought anything from them.
04-02-2005 09:08 PM
bg How do you install a new boot to a lower ball joint. Would they have to be pressed out and then pressed back on with the new boot??????


I have a 48 chevy truck air bagged with a Nova clip and the boots have come out of the seal..


THANKS
04-02-2005 07:03 PM
56 3100
ball joint boot.

hi magnus,the number hortons has listed is for the upper boot and its looks like it might be a heidts #CA-029 . maybe heidts has lower boots as well?
04-02-2005 08:21 AM
Magnus_Jager I have run into similar situations in the past. Damaged a brand new boot trying to seat it on the ball joint, and they tell me I have to buy a whole new balljoint, Now I have a place to look should it happen again. I should have said the ball joint was faulty because the boot wouldn't fit without ripping.

At least I now have an alternative. Thanks for another good score.
04-01-2005 11:51 AM
56 3100 i will have to check my hortons catalog when i go home but they list either the upper or lower boots for $5 ea. cdn
03-31-2005 04:45 PM
KULTULZ
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaxhome

I tried Jegs again to ask about the chart from Tie Rod Boots. The guy I spoke with said they're not worth using because the have next to no lip on the bottom like mustang II ball joint boots normally do. One good bump and they slip.


Quote:
Made of HYPER-FLEXô Performance Polyurethane.

(A) Seals tight at tapered shaft
(B) Sharp edge helps seal-in lubricant
(C) Inside radius of boot works with rod socket as a wiper
(D) Extra sealing lips
(E) Barrel shaped for a better fit
They are made from Polyurethane and will not flex like OEM.

When I tried to get certain sizes from SUMMIT, they had to special order them as they only stocked certain sizes.

03-31-2005 01:11 PM
jaxhome
No lip on boots

I tried Jegs again to ask about the chart from Tie Rod Boots. The guy I spoke with said they're not worth using because the have next to no lip on the bottom like mustang II ball joint boots normally do. One good bump and they slip. He directed me to PST in Calif. but they don't list them separately. So, I e-mailed them. Haven't heard back.
03-31-2005 06:36 AM
KULTULZ
Quote:
Originally Posted by jaxhome

Energy suspension also want us to use the tie rod boot chart for the ball joint boots.
Quote:
Originally Posted by KULTULZ 03-29-2005 04:22 PM

The first URL I gave takes you to the tie rod page. There is a universal listing that goes by size. You pick from that chart.
The tie-rod chart throws you off as you automatically think tie rods boots are smaller. The boots increase in size (in size chart) and will work on most ball joints. I have even done HONDA (Asian) repairs with these.

The chart should be marked as TIE-ROD and BALL JOINT BOOTS.
03-30-2005 08:49 PM
jaxhome
Response From Energy Suspension

I wrote to energy suspension and asked how they can be putting bushings and boots on all the new mustang II front end kits and then they don't sell the boots separate. This is the response------
"They have done the same thing I [I][U]suggested, finding the boots by dims, and ordering it that way. When Heidts, or whomever, orders a billion tie rod boots we donít necessarily ask what its for. Realistically there are more of these front ends in street rods today than there are Pintos and Mustangs on the road collectively, hence it probably got overlooked in the catalog."
Energy suspension also want us to use the tie rod boot chart for the ball joint boots.
I guess I'll give it a try and let you know what I get after I order them.
03-29-2005 04:14 PM
willys36@aol.com That's been my experience for the last 15 years. Did you measure the ball joint and see of one of their universal ones would work?
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