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  1. Looking for front suspension bushings for a 1941 Lincoln Continental sedan. Anyone have a source or suggestion for substitution that would work? I checked Kanter and other online sources with no luck. Thanks! Bob Stein
  2. Have a 1984 Caprice with 80K miles. Is a daily driver, in excellent condition, no rust, never been hit or abused. Recently it has started to respond to "road bumps" with a lateral shake; literally, 2 or 3 completely horizontal rebounds. If this was vertical, I'd just replce the shocks. If it was a rolling wallow, I'd check the steering components as well as the shocks. Car has 1 testing rebound on all 4 corners vertically, and the ride height is good. Tires are 50% worn, all the same, all at 36psi. The only handling mod on the car is a rear sway bar, which really improved cornering feel. However that has been there for 10 years. All this just started a few months ago, and is consistent, most obvious at 60mph on straight roads. Quick visual inspection on underside shows nothing obvious, but what could this be? Ideas, tests and suggestions welcome! Thanks! MRK
  3. Hi I bought a 1946 Buick Super 2 door a few month ago. Now I have realized that the front Suspension has been changed. As I need to change some rubber parts and ball Joint I need to exactly now what year the front Suspension come from... Is there a way I can exactly find out what year my front Suspension/ front axle is? Many thanks for any help!! Regards, Bernard
  4. 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
  5. In my effort to avoid using Ford parts on my '30 Chrysler hot rod I am searching for a production disk brake that will work on the original spindles. If i can find what I'm looking for I plan to run the original I beam and steering using the original spindles. What would the down fall be to going this route? The factory set up seem to be in good shape, but as steering and suspension are very important safety factors i wanted get some input from the community. Please let me know what you think.
  6. Hello all, Ok, I'm new to this list, and here is my first post... I'm thinking about replacing the springs on my '65 Gran Sport and need some advice. I've had this car for 26 years, but that's another story! The problem is that my Riv 'sags' a bit in the rear. Years ago I was advised by Leonard Scott (founding member of the ROA, and all around guru in his day) NOT to replace the stock coil springs. Leonard advised me to use rubber coil spring spacers, or better yet, have some spring seats machined to go on top of the springs to give a bit of 'lift' to the back of the car. Len said that repro springs were not made to the specs of the stock originals and replacing them would harm the handling of the car. He gave me this advice back in the early 1990's. I followed his advice and installed rubber spacers on the coils. Years later the spacers disintegrated and I replaced them with air shocks. This works fine, but now I'm worried that using air shocks to raise the rear will in time fatigue the shock mounts, as the coil springs are supposed to carry the weight of the car, yes? So, my questions are these: 1) Are the Gran Sport replacement springs sold by Coil Spring Specialties and/or Eaton exact replacements performance-wise? 2) I read a post on this list saying that the springs from Coil Spring Specialties will make the car sit too high. Has anyone bought Gran Sport (H2 spec) springs from this source that can verify that the car will be at the correct stock ride height after the new springs were installed? 3) Last question - if I replace the springs am I advised to replace all 4 springs (Front and Rear) at the same time? Or can I replace the rear springs only without affecting the ride or having the car ride height affected adversely? Thanks for your feedback. I look forward to participating in this community. -Alex 65 Riv GS ROA #259