I just went thru that issue with putting mine back together. Check this thread out: http://www.stevesnovasite.com/forums/showthread.php?t=36051
Complete with a copy of the assy manual from Flyer!! I put mine together last weekend I used a shaft and lower spring and bearing assy from an old Suburban. The shaft is "captured" between the two springs. If that makes any sense.
kceb10,,looking at your lack of even visegrips reminds me of the story I tell about my son.
Building the various go karts,mini bikes and now race cars,,I'm the slow meticulous type .Through the years when I'd say ",,,let's take it apart again,,adjust the brakes,sand it down and paint it". I could read his mind,,, "F### that,, I'm ridding this thing in 15 minutes !"
So I fully unterstand the lack of the visegrips,aircleaner,shifter or hood.