We had a discussion about this at a local Nutz meet the other week. Whilst the balljoint itself can be removed and replaced with careful use of a hydraulic press, it would seem it is not available as a new part.the upper wishbones re a fortune, and my ball joints are totally shot.
Can you replace these at all?
?171+ for a Mk1 wishbone at MX5 Parts.they are ?150 EACH. EACH!!!!!
i asked on locostbuilders and apparently they're using track rod ends off a BMW with something like an m16 threaded shank. there are a few more light commercial alternatives too. just search indykid and mx5 on there and you should find my post.I am looking for a suppy of the ball joints by themselves to put into tubular arms. No one seems to know where the ball joint comes from on its own and so far looking through the ball joint parts books, no match is readily out there. But they must exist as the tubular arms from USA have the ball joints in. Quite possibly I will be matching the taper only but it would be nice to find the exact part.