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    59 Sport Fury
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    Upper Darby, PA
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  1. Can you provide the URL for "Tod's site", please?
  2. OK, just one more question, then: This pertains to both ends, correct? Both bushings on each shock should be reamed to 11/16"?
  3. Did you use 37187, then? Drilling rubber is easy - so, you recycled your old sleeves after you reamed the rubber bushings, along with the hardware? And the rubber bushing length matched that of the old, so there was no play (or tightness)?
  4. ...and I appreciate the help, Bryan! When it's up on the lift, though, I don't want to deal with returns (or, modifications), so unless I can be convinced something will fit beforehand, I'll probably end up going with Andy Bernbaum (i.e., Chris Paquin). Twenty bucks more per shock, but I'm playing it safe.
  5. Newbie alert: I've never replaced shocks. But I need help understanding something... It appears that the 37187 comes with a bolt that fits the ID of the sleeve. So why does the ID of the sleeve - or, bushing - matter? Isn't it the dimension of (both ends of) the bolt that matters, where I presume it fits into the frame of the car? Oh wait... Is it because you need two bolts?
  6. That eBay ad shows the part number as 5752ST. FWIW, Summit identifies it as the same part as 5752. So eBay says it fits, but Amazon says it doesn't. My suspicion is that Amazon is correct, with Sniper's info corroborating. Rock Auto does not indicate that a 5752 is the correct P/N either; in fact, they have no part available for the front shock.
  7. Here's what Amazon reports, Bryan... Sniper, did you compare the extended length of your old shock with these? Is that how you know they're short?
  8. For 17 bucks apiece, I can get Gabriel shocks (P/N 81469) for the rear of my Suburban. But Gabriel does not offer front shocks; Monroe offers neither front, nor rear. Mother MoPar's P/N for the front is 1450 629. For ~55 bucks apiece, I can get front shocks from Bernbaum, Roberts and the like. Before I go that route: Has anyone found an acceptable substitute, that's more on the order of 17 bucks? -Dan
  9. Correct, that's the battery location. Any 6V battery will do? When I replaced the 6V in my '54 Suburban, the one I got at AutoZone was considerably shorter than the one it replaced. So I know there's at least two sizes/types! I was hoping to pick up the battery before I got to his house. The last thing I want to have happen, is to buy it, get there, and find it doesn't fit.
  10. In a couple of weeks, I'll be visiting a friend with a '36 Touring, siphoning out the old gas after clearing the fuel pump and gas line, and hoping to get it started with fresh gas. He suspects it will need a new 6V battery. Is there an equivalent available at Autozone or PepBoys? What to ask for? Thanks Dan
  11. Rich, as Ken points out above - my particular pump is agnostic with regard to polarity. It will work regardless of which lead is grounded. I intend to test this (by holding the leads to the battery, then swapping them), but I can believe it.
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