Front Shock Absorber Mounting Nut SWB

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mechaniker
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Front Shock Absorber Mounting Nut SWB

Post by mechaniker » Sun Oct 28, 2018 1:32 pm

Hello eyeryone,

I want to put on a correct nut for the front shockabsorber in the engine bay. The car is a late 61 or early 62 SWB, just finished early january 62.

So far i have seen all different kinds of nuts... High Polystop in cad and black oxide, castle nuts, standard nuts with locking washer in black oxide. Even the concours cars are not the same.

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Re: Front Shock Absorber Mounting Nut SWB

Post by Jimmyr » Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:55 pm

My early SWB, 2177, had cad nylocks. Jim

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Re: Front Shock Absorber Mounting Nut SWB

Post by John Vardanian » Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:18 am

They are (clear) cadmium plated lock nuts. The plastic inserts are yellow. These are quite visible upon opening the bonnet so hopefully you can find a pair of original nuts and have them plated, then after plating recolor the inserts. The new replacements are not replicated quite accurately.

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Re: Front Shock Absorber Mounting Nut SWB

Post by chris » Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:45 am

On my 63 GTE all damper fixings are cad plated with yellow inserts as described by John. I had them replated and usdd them with additional 3m srew locking compound.

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Re: Front Shock Absorber Mounting Nut SWB

Post by tyang » Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:02 pm

I'm going to throw my 2 cents worth and agree. White cad plated nylocks with yellow plastic nylon. The bolts are black oxide.

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Re: Front Shock Absorber Mounting Nut SWB

Post by mechaniker » Mon Oct 29, 2018 1:58 pm

Thank You guys!

Now i JUST have to find at least high nylock nuts or better two original ones.... If you have ideas....


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Re: Front Shock Absorber Mounting Nut SWB

Post by tyang » Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:04 pm

Check Newco Products

https://newcoproducts.com

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Re: Front Shock Absorber Mounting Nut SWB

Post by John Vardanian » Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:22 pm

mechaniker, if you are aiming for dead accuracy, examine the Newco lock nuts closely before getting them. I do not think they look exactly as the original.

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Re: Front Shock Absorber Mounting Nut SWB

Post by John Vardanian » Mon Oct 29, 2018 4:34 pm

This is how they look. They are 22mm nuts. The overall height is 16mm; the height of the flats is 14mm.

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Re: Front Shock Absorber Mounting Nut SWB

Post by mechaniker » Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:32 pm

Thank You,

as I was not able to buy a set of correct Nuts, I just asked my CNC guy to reproduce them for me. He will make 4 pieces.

As here it is impossible to do cadmium plating, they will be nicke matte.


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