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  1. Hi, I've a rattle on my back left wheel and when I jacked up the car I found that its coming from the bushing (or lack there of) on the back right wheel. I have two problems/questions; Firstly what is the part called, in the Reatta service manual its called the retainer (part # 3 in the attached image), yet at the Reatta store I can't find it. Secondly, assuming I jack the car back up so that the back wheel has no load on it (its just hangs there), if I now undo the pivot bolt and nut (items 4 and 2 respectively in the attached image) is the strut going to jump out (i.e. will I need to use a spring compressor) or not? Any information would be welcome. Many thanks. Trevor.
  2. I've ordered the headlight repair kit from Reatta Parts West. I have 2 questions: 1) In the kit are supposed to be 2 "push in (upstop) nuts". Today I took everything apart and am waiting for the parts to arrive. But I don't remember seeing anything like these. Can someone shed some light on what they are for and where they go? 2) How do I get all of that disintegrated bushing/roller crap out of my motor housing? Seems to be pretty well trapped by the grease but what a mess! Yikes!
  3. So, I am rebuilding the front suspension on a recent purchase, a 1955 Buick Roadmaster. I am new to this type of vehicle so apologies if my questions appear basic! I have stripped down one corner and am in the process of rebuilding the upper control arm inner bushing and appear to have a problem. You can see from the photo that one end of the bushing has screwed in fine, the other however has not. I have applied quite some pressure but the cap only turns in maybe 1-2 rotations before halting. The mounting bar rotates smoothly on it so I know it is on square. I tried the other cap (which is fully on the other end in the photos) and that had the same issue. I tried putting one of the old caps on and that went on fine. It does appear that the thread cut into the inside of the arm end is most odd, not very clearly defined. So, what is it that wears in these parts? Is there anything in the end caps that 'wears' and if not is there any disadvantage at all in re-using one of the old caps? Also, after cleaning the arm I notice what look like a weld repair in it, see second photo. Is it possible this was the original method of assembly or is this indeed a repair? Don't know if this is something I should be worried about. The arm seems very solid... Any help appreciated. Paul
  4. Has anybody had any experience removing and replacing the leaf spring bushings on a 1932 Pontiac? It is a metal bushing surrounded by rubber. Any special tools or tips on the process? I see the bushings are shown in the Steele Rubber Parts catalog.