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Jack - Iowa    Posted 05-11-2020 at 12:11:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Found several of these in my garage from previous owner. I've seen them before but cannot identify their use. Three views of same item.

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    Thanks,

    Jack

    Walt/Tx    Posted 05-12-2020 at 10:27:52 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I had those on my 52 ford. I decided to remove them one day and as I twisted to the left one came flying out and hit me over left eye, still have the scar. My dad said thatís what ya get for putting those stupid things on in the first place.

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 05-13-2020 at 07:18:03 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I never have liked to play around with springs.

    John in Mich    Posted 05-11-2020 at 18:53:39 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I recognised it right away. My last car before I got married was 12 years old, a 1954 Ford. "No money, honey." Cheap way to get front end up a bit. 2 in each coil spring.
    Probably didn't help that a year before I used the car to drive fire trails in state forests in Mich. to go to keg parties. LOL

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 05-11-2020 at 20:37:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • When I found them I recognized them as something I had seen in the past. But could not figure out what they were. Memory is going! But Doc says since I realize it, I do not have to worry about dementia. Look on the bright side.

    Ultradog MN    Posted 05-11-2020 at 12:48:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • No reference on how big they are.
    Maybe next time put a ruler next to one in the photo.
    If I had to guess they kinda look like they might be spring expanders. Back in the muscle car days they would put those in the coil springs to lift the car a bit. Stick it between the coils and "screw" it in with a rachet.
    Cheap and easy way - till they worked their way out.
    It's been 49 years since my HS pal put them in his car though so just a guess.

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 05-11-2020 at 13:15:29 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • You are absolutely right on both counts!

    I should have included a size reference! They were turned with a 1/2" flex handle.

    You are also correct on their use! I knew I had seen them before They were also used in the case of a weak spring.

    I never had occasion to use them myself.

    Thanks,

    Jack

    Ultradog MN    Posted 05-11-2020 at 17:14:43 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • My 50th HS reunion is coming up next year. I'll probably see him then and will mention those things. He lost a couple of sets of them.
    We finally figured out that getting the car airborne was the quickest way to lose them.
    We're lucky that's all we lost :)

    Jack - Iowa    Posted 05-11-2020 at 19:06:15 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • See I was never a wild man! Started getting wild in my driving once. First repair job put a stop to that as it was expensive enough just keeping a car on the road.

    But it was so frustrating when I found these, knew I should know what they were but just could not come up with it! A problem of "age related memory loss" I'm afraid.

    My son sent me a link and they are still on the market.

    Enjoy that 50th!

    Jack

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