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Old 05-18-2020, 08:51 AM   #1
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The Les Andrews book page 1 97 paragraph 5a; It says "Attach the right spring shackle first" Does anyone know why?? I think I did this step backward. Any thoughts? Jack
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Old 05-18-2020, 12:01 PM   #2
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Methinks that it shouldn't matter which shackle is connected first.
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Old 05-18-2020, 12:02 PM   #3
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It doesn't make any difference. Often guys don't disconnect the right side, so can pull the innards out the left and leave the rest in the car. More trouble than it's worth IMO.
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Old 05-18-2020, 05:27 PM   #4
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I don't know why that is in the book, doesn't make much or any sense, maybe Les was right handed, or, maybe he was left handed. Hmm, still wouldn't seem to make a difference would it.
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Old 05-18-2020, 06:04 PM   #5
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It doesn't make any difference. Often guys don't disconnect the right side, so can pull the innards out the left and leave the rest in the car. More trouble than it's worth IMO.
About the only time I can see doing that to be an advantage is to replace a broken axle. Otherwise, I agree.
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Old 05-18-2020, 07:43 PM   #6
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Really makes no difference, but you have to give some people a place to start, so why not just say Right.
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