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  1. These " wedges " were under the bolts on the LCA pivot bar. I thought I took more photos during disassembaly but this one is the best view. WHERE DO THEY GO ? ( oh and what are they for ? ) None of my parts , or shop books show or mention them. I believe they were on the driver side, rear set of bolts, but cannot recall. I was too concerned that day about the coil springs killing me. :-) Thanks ! Clay
  2. I am reassembling my lower control arms with the steering knuckle support. I need to set the proper alignment of the steering knuckle support with the lower control arm. I am using the diagram below. For measurements D and E, what is your measurement point on the lower control arm? It would seem to indicate the middle of the arm end, but makes more sense to me that you should measure from the inner surface of the control arm. On the steering knuckle support, would you measure from the unfinished casting edge or the edge of the milled nut surface? Also, anyone have a suggestion on the tolerances allowed on these measurements?
  3. I'm installing new lower control arm bushings on my '48 D24 3-window. I got new bushings and shaft from Andy Bernbaum in Newton, MA (very quick delivery). When I removed the old bushing the threads looked very, well, bad. The threads in the control arm also looked bad and looked like they were squared off on the top, not sharp. The new bushings also have these square threads, at least one of them does, the other bushing has sharper threads. My problem is that the bushings only go in about two threads. The shop manual talks about using cutting oil when installing to cut threads. The experienced guys here at work say just use a bigger wrench. Also, the other side went together ok, not like a new fine thread, but not too bad. Should I just use a bigger wrench? Should I tap the control arms? What size tap? Should I run a die over the bushing? Should I exchange the bushings? I've never done this before, a bigger wrench doesn't seem right. Thanks, John B. 401-297-9652
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