Finally, a task I can finish. My transaxle is still at RS Motorsports and I'm waiting on a hydraulic press from Harbor Freight to press in the control arm bushings so those two jobs are stalled. I ordered some Por15 recently and now seemed a good a time as any to use it.

Here you can see the rust on the frame. The galvanize has flaked off, exposing the bare tube. It looks like this started happening some time ago. Presumably the heat of the turbo is the culprit.

Here's the Por15 starter kit. It consists of a cleaner, metal prep, and paint.

No magic here. Clean, prep, paint. I've heard good things about this paint from others.

Here's the new control arm. Ooooh, it's so clean.


This is the important bit. Notice the conical shaped bushing. When you're hard on the brakes, the force is distributed across the face of the cone rather than against the little flange at the end.


That's it for this week. Hopefully I'll have the press soon so I can start mangling parts like a pro.

Stay tuned for our next installment of Don't Break It.

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