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Old 05-13-2018, 03:01 PM   #1
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Default Front Radius Rod Ball Sockets

My '31 Coupe developed a shudder and it turns out the rubber ball for the rod steel ball had rotted. The steel ball looks good, so I have ordered the stock stamped steel socket kit. With the radius rod hanging, there isn't clearance to remove the old cast upper socket.

Is it OK to force it down just enough to let me slide the old piece off the bolts?
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Old 05-13-2018, 03:29 PM   #2
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Default Re: Front Radius Rod Ball Sockets

yes, just pull it down.
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Thanks, all it needs is a fraction of an inch.
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Old 05-13-2018, 05:49 PM   #4
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Default Re: Front Radius Rod Ball Sockets

I don't think either of the ball retainers are supposed to be cast. I believe they were stamped. I have several sets that I am pretty sure are original parts and they are stamped. They are like Bratton's PN 4630. Using the original type of radius rod socket retainers might help your problem.
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Old 05-13-2018, 06:04 PM   #5
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Default Re: Front Radius Rod Ball Sockets

He has the rubber ball replacement now. They are cast.
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Old 05-13-2018, 07:28 PM   #6
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Default Re: Front Radius Rod Ball Sockets

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He has the rubber ball replacement now. They are cast.
Yes, I got that tip from the Snyder's site.

Like my post said, I've ordered the stamped kit.
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Old 05-16-2018, 03:05 PM   #7
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Default Re: Front Radius Rod Ball Sockets

Installed the new socket kit, took it for a test drive around town and no shudder! Thanks to all that helped.
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