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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote rocnroll Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 June 2018 at 2:46pm
Mark, get you an old socket and cut a decent sized slot across it (to slip the cotter pin through) and squeeze it with a c-clamp enough to slide the pin thru the hole.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Steelyard Blues Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 June 2018 at 6:21pm
I had the same issue with the shocks. Someone on the forum posted using a PVC sprinkler pipe connector with a notch cut out for the pin. Use it with a C clamp to compress the bushing.
 
They do sell later versions with threaded studs.
 
There is a special Monroe tool for this:
 
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Put a little wiring on the farm jeep untill it started to rain again lastnight, so worked on cleaning the fuel tank.
Weather says 20% rain so I drove the 46 to work this morning with the windshield down.
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Hmmm...Rain? What's that?
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Took it to a shop and said fix it!
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Bought a rebuild kit for my steering gear box for it.
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I hit a semi-local salvage yard and picked up a new air cleaner. I want a Donaldson style unit so I can fit a snorkel, but I don't have the room in the engine bay for one.

A week or so back I remembered that my mom's old beater "The Beast' had a canister-style air cleaner. It was an 88 Dodge Colt Vista. God, I hated working on that thing...

Anyway, this is the 'proof-of-concept' mockup. The cleaner is 88 Dodge Colt Vista, the hose is RV furnace ducting, and the 'carb bonnet' is from a TBI Magnum V8 Dakota. Total cost including a new filter was $31

I'm going to cut welds on the canister to remove the factory brackets and the oval inlet. I'll fab up new brackets and a 3" round inlet and get it mounted up. I'll likely hit the salvage yard again and see if I can fabricobble ducting from the air cleaner to the carb bonnet.

The eventual snorkel will be in the same location as on an M38, but I'm going to build a free-standing mount for it so I don't have to take it down to drop the windshield. We fold it down any time we can get away with it.






Originally posted by usmcpmi usmcpmi wrote:

Well, I figure that if it was an issue with right hand lug nuts coming loose, all the cars on the highway would have right and left hand studs and nuts...I've been bending wrenches for almost 40 years...and only seen wheels come off a few times...everytime it was because of human error...MG


I had the same question a few years back and went digging for the answer.

It turns out that RH threads on old wheels will back off driving down the road and LH threads stay tight.

The Lamp moment in the industry was actually a change in the rim design.

If you look at the lug hole in a stock KH Willys rim, you'll see that the steel around the hole is flat. The edge is beveled to accept the acorn nut, but the metal around the hole is flat.

In fact, if you look at the back side of the rim, you'll notice that the stud hole is mostly unsupported. There are a pair of ridges or rings located inside and outside the radius of the bolt circle that take the load of torqued lug nuts, but they don't provide enough clamping force to actually lock the lug nut down.


Contrast that to a modern steel rim. It has a convex cone pressed into it and that the area where the lug nut torques down sits directly against the drum/flange. When you tighten a modern acorn nut against this cone, the compression of the rim against the drive flange prevents the nut from backing out all by itself. It's essentially a permanent, built-in lock washer.


So if you're going to use modern rims, you can use all RH wheel studs. If you're going to use period correct rims, you should use LH wheel studs on the left side of the vehicle.

And now I need to step out and properly torque the transmission drive gear nut down and take the kids out for ice cream. Big smile


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Originally posted by Bill Norris Bill Norris wrote:

Finally got my Westinghouse t-1 compressor rebuilt and mounted late, late Monday night for a show early Tuesday morning. Therefore, I was afraid to run it. Another show Sunday, so I will try running it after that. Amazing how much attention is attracted yesterday. Big thanks to Sandusky here for casting the strainer for me. A local guy made the bracket for me.
 
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           Thanks for sharing the pic's, first one I've ever seen, nice restoration job! It seems like the belt would wander off the tapered pulley( I've seen a gen run that way and it didn't). On an unrelated question, I plan on plating my 48 soon, Where did you find a plate in that good of condition? Do you buy the plate first then bring it to the sec of state? Any info will be appreciated. Thanks Joe W
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Painted the wheels, put on new tires and added new wheel bearings

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