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Old 09-08-2016, 08:20 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MobilOne View Post
The front suspension is a king pin suspension, is it not? If so, some new synthetic grease should help the ride and steering. Did it come with one tail light? I think that a second tail light was an extra cost option. Wait, that's a 49 model, not a 40 model; so two tail lights standard!
The front end needs work, I suspect the kingpins need to be re-bushed. The tail lights aren't original, it's got a sort of roll pan with lights in there. I'm not sure how original the whole tray is, the fenders don't have the character lines like they should have. In time I'll probably source an original US tray, though I'd like to widen it a bit.

Disassemble the leaf springs, add a strip of copper screen impregnated with grease between each leaf and reassemble.

They used to do that, then wrap the spring in leather to protect the grease.
I'm trying to reduce the number of potential leaks/drips I have


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