Front Suspension Details reguested

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mechaniker
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Front Suspension Details reguested

Post by mechaniker » Tue Jan 01, 2019 2:03 pm

Hello together,

as i will start to redo the frons suspension in some weeks, I would like to know:

-are all nuts on the pivot axles castle nut, or self locking nuts? Have seen both.
-are the nuts on the steering arm a castle nut?
-are any nuts on the front suspension (sway bar, steering system) self locking nuts?


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Re: Front Suspension Details reguested

Post by mechaniker » Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:23 pm

Forgotten to mention, its on a 62 SWB.

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Re: Front Suspension Details reguested

Post by David Booth » Tue Jan 01, 2019 3:27 pm

For originality, I believe all the fasteners you've mentioned, at least on the 250s, should be castellated nuts. And if we're getting super-nerdy, one leg of the split pin is bent down, and the other up over the top of the stud and wedged into a castellation on the nut.
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Re: Front Suspension Details reguested

Post by BobA » Wed Jan 02, 2019 1:56 pm

I think the key to the answer is to look at the threads on the item and see if it is drilled for a cotter pin. If there is no hole then a nylon locknut is called for. Bob Arthur GTE 2693

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Re: Front Suspension Details reguested

Post by mechaniker » Thu Jan 03, 2019 12:30 pm

Thank You guys.


Thing is, the pivot axles have been replaced a long time ago. So most have no hole.


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Re: Front Suspension Details reguested

Post by BobA » Thu Jan 03, 2019 2:09 pm

Tom Wilson's Site 250gte.com has some exploded views of the suspension. Worth looking at.

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