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Old 09-06-2018, 01:48 PM   #101
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Why did you want to lower it ? Were you not satisfied with an original looking Model A ? Wayne
My Model "A" is not an original and it would be cost prohibitive for me to restore it. I am happy having my Model "A" my way.

Different strokes for different folks.
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Old 09-06-2018, 02:17 PM   #102
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Just let air out of the tires. Easy Peasy.
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Just let air out of the tires. Easy Peasy.
I'd like to see you drive your car with four flat tires.
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Well...It could be done.
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Old 09-07-2018, 12:57 PM   #105
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I have a complete stock 32 front end that I have taken apart, cleaned, painted and put it back together and am going to put it under my 31 RPU with a Posies reversed eye front spring and keeping the stock mechanical brakes.
I just called Posies. They don't offer reversed eye springs. They make a totally new spring which will sit your car at the height you want it.
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At www.fastenal.com I found the 1/4"x 1.5" fender washers in Stainless Steel. A little polishing will make them pop. :-) Item number 0172787 1/4" x 1.500" OD Grade 18-8 Stainless Steel Fender Washer
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Those are only 1/16" thick. Nominal Thickness 0.062"


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Those are only 1/16" thick. Nominal Thickness 0.062"


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How do you figure that a washer that measures 1/4" x 1.5" are only 1/16th thick?
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There's someone on the thread below looking for suggestions on what to use for an inexpensive modern 16 inch tire.


If you have suggestions, respond to him.


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Old 09-08-2018, 10:31 AM   #110
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Read the specs.


Product Attributes
Inner Diameter 0.281"
Outer Diameter 1.500"
Grade 18-8
Finish Plain
Bolt Size 1/4"
Material Stainless Steel
Type Fender Washer
System of Measurement Imperial (Inch)
Nominal Thickness 0.062"
Product Weight 0.0285
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Product Attributes
Inner Diameter 0.281"
Outer Diameter 1.500"
Grade 18-8
Finish Plain
Bolt Size 1/4"
Material Stainless Steel
Type Fender Washer
System of Measurement Imperial (Inch)
Nominal Thickness 0.062"
Product Weight 0.0285
So I googled Nominal Deminsion meaning and got this. "Approximate or roughcut dimension by which a material is generally called or sold in trade, but which differs from the actual dimension.

Read more: http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/nominal-dimension.html"
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So I googled Nominal Deminsion meaning and got this. "Approximate or roughcut dimension by which a material is generally called or sold in trade, but which differs from the actual dimension.

Read more: http://www.businessdictionary.com/definition/nominal-dimension.html"
Did not know that. An example would be buying 2 x 4 lumber - are not 2 x 4.
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How do you figure that a washer that measures 1/4" x 1.5" are only 1/16th thick?
If you read the entire list of specs you'll see the 1/4" refers to the "nominal" hole/bolt size (not thickness) as 1/4"
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If you read the entire list of specs you'll see the 1/4" refers to the "nominal" hole/bolt size (not thickness) as 1/4"
It does not refer to the hole size. I don't understand what about the size of 1/4" x 1.5" is so hard for you to comprehend.

As you can see the washer is 1/4" thick.
1.5" across.
Has a 1/4" hole in the center.
To be used as a spacer the 1/4" hole must be enlarged to 11/16"
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OK, I don't know what to say. The first link is to the part number you gave and
the second link is to the specs for the stainless washers. Glad they are what you wanted.
https://www.fastenal.com/products/details/0172787?fsi=1
https://www.fastenal.com/content/pro...FEND.SS.00.pdf


These are the ones I got. https://www.grainger.com/product/5TA...rders_WillCall


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I just called Posies. They don't offer reversed eye springs. They make a totally new spring which will sit your car at the height you want it.

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Is this something new? I would guess that in the past they have sold far more reversed eye springs than conventional ones(?).
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McMaster Carr has the correct size washers. Center hole, outside diameter and thickness.
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Old 09-10-2018, 12:11 PM   #118
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I opted for Stainless. I just had my axle and wishbone powder coated and I don't want to wind up with rusty washers.
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McMaster Carr has the correct size washers. Center hole, outside diameter and thickness.
They sell washers that already have the 11/16" center hole?
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I am still in the process of gathering parts for this. I have the '32-'36 front axle, '46 spindles and brakes. Now is the time for gathering hardware. Specifically the King Pins and Kit. Which should I use?
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