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  • #31
    quote:Originally posted by 53k
    ....I can't wait to drive it to see if that FINALLY solved my annoying rattle in the right rear (too wet today to take it out of the barn and up a grassy hill). In the "before" pix below you can see where the shackle was rubbing on the frame, so I'm "cautiously optimistic"....
    Well, took the convert for a ride yesterday- only partial joy. The bad noise from the shackle hitting the frame is gone, but I still have an annoying rattle somewhere in the right rear. I have suspected exhaust pipe rattles, but could never make any part of the pipe hit anything when I'm on my back under the car. Maybe when I'm driving there is enough motion allowed by the motor mounts and the the tranny mount... I need to replace the exhaust anyhow. What's on there now is a muffler shop job- everything welded, wrong hangers, etc. So, Don Simmons, stand by for a call.

    [img=right][/img=right][img=right][/img=right][img=right][/img=right][img=right][/img=right]Paul Johnson
    '53 Commander Starliner (since 1966)
    '64 Daytona Wagonaire (original owner)
    '64 Daytona Convertible (2006)
    Museum R-4 engine
    Paul Johnson, Wild and Wonderful West Virginia.
    '64 Daytona Wagonaire, '64 Avanti R-1, Museum R-4 engine, '72 Gravely Model 430 with Onan engine


    • #32
      This hasn't been discussed for a while so I thought you might need an easy 5 minute solution.

      clamp it

      grind a little

      all done, ready to install in a new spring


      • #33

        Oh yeah..

        Grants Pass, Oregon
        65 Commander 2door
        64 Wagonaire's (1 parts car, 1 Canadian fixed roof disc brake car, the other sliding roof South Bend car.)
        63 Champ
        63 GT Hawk
        51 Champion Starlight Coupe
        George King
        Grants Pass, Oregon
        64 Station Wagon with fixed roof (Canadian Car)

        66 Station Wagon with fixed roof. Project car, complete For Sale...

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        • #34
          Am I missing something here? I just got through disassembling the springs (both ends) on my 55 President State sedan. While the ends of the rubber are a little weathered, the rubber is sound and resilient. I'm not about to sweat blood to remove what appear to be perfectly good bushings. If they were worn, with the inner sleeve riding on the spring itself, I'd replace them, but otherwise, why? If they are loose, replace them if they are tight, leave 'em. Of course, the new rear springs will come with new bushings, none of the others will be changed.

          Tom Bredehoft
          '53 Commander Coupe
          '55 President State Sedan (Under Construction) 99.5 hrs.
          '05 Legacy Ltd Wagon
          All Indiana built cars


          • #35
            Doggone it, Mapman. I did a double-take when I looked at those pics. Could have been taken in my shop. I have a very similar roller cabinet and top box, sitting right beside the workbench and vise in the same relative position.

            Thanks for the laugh!

            Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands
            Gord Richmond, within Weasel range of the Alberta Badlands