What is/where to get the "olive"
First time poster :-) For some background, we just bought an '84 Spider and have been going through some of the systems, doing general maintenance, and figuring out what to replace in the off-season. Our Spider has the (apparently classic) gentle thud-thud-thud on hard take-offs from a stop, emanating from somewhere just behind the seats under the car. I can't say that I've isolated the problem, but the center bearing bushing is definitely sloppy and likely contributing to the issue.
To cut a long story short, while the drive shaft is out to replace the center bearing and bushing, I am planning on having the shop replace the giubo and U joints. After doing some reading, it looks like the top hat bushing, top hat internal rubber buffer, and "prop shaft front rubber bush" might as well get replaced at the same time. See diagram on the Classic Alfa site for nomenclature: *classicalfa.com/propshaft-parts-diagram/*
I've read about the "olive" piece and am trying to figure out if the "prop shaft front rubber bush" above is the same part? Any clarifications would be much appreciated. Thanks!