So, first time up on the lift at the weekend and time for a quick peek underneath (with a degree of trepidation wondering what I would find, but all looks reasonably good if a bit grubby). It has air shocks, although I have yet to find the valve, and the shock bottom mount has been modified to accept a different fixing. I am curious about what look to be thumb turn clamps on the leaf springs. Not seen them before, any ideas ?
The thumb screws look like hose clamps from the mid 70's. The thumb screw is a worm gear that acts on slots in the steel band to tighten the clamp. Some genius used these around a rubber covers to keep the leafs aligned. Apparently it worked.
Modern versions of these hose clamps have a band, holder and worm screw with a 5/16" hex drive. I buy them at Lowes, all stainless steel. I use them for a lot more than just hoses. For instance, my coil is secured to my engine bay with them.
Thumbscrew clamps with rubber possibly for anti-rattle?
(just a guess)
Also looks as if someone has extended the draft tube to the back of the car - not a bad idea.
|All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:50 PM.|
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Any submissions to this site and any post on this site becomes property of Squarebirds.org . The webmasters reserve the right to edit and modify any submissions to this site. All material on this is site is copyrighted by the Squarebirds.org. Reproduction by any means other than for personal use is strictly prohibited. Permission to use material on this site can be obtained by contacting the webmasters. Copyright 2002-2016 by Squarebirds.org.