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Edgemontvillage

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1969 Z/28 Sway Bar End Links
« on: May 29, 2017, 02:52:06 PM »
Has anyone seen Pal locking nuts used on sway bar end links on an original 1969 Z?







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Re: 1969 Z/28 Sway Bar End Links
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2017, 03:14:05 PM »
I haven't seen the PAL nuts; not shown in the Assembly Instruction Manual. Z/28s were not different, used the production front sway bar & hardware.

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Re: 1969 Z/28 Sway Bar End Links
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2017, 03:25:16 PM »
I got an original set off a 68 for my car and they didn't have those locking nuts either.  It was a 68 though.  They were so original that I went around a corner and one of the bolts broke.  I should have just kept them for show.  I of course had to replace the bolt with a repop one.
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Re: 1969 Z/28 Sway Bar End Links
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2017, 03:47:04 PM »
The 69 AIM Nut part number is shown in the AMK book as a std hex nut (i.e. NOT Locking style)
I think the constant pressure from the compression of the rubber bushings puts enough preload "locking" pressure on the nut to preclude loosening. Could be an improvement having a 1/2 height 'jam' nut to be SURE it does not back off.

the sample in the picture is FINE thread? correct? (5/16-24UNF)

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Re: 1969 Z/28 Sway Bar End Links
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2017, 08:08:28 PM »
The 69 AIM Nut part number is shown in the AMK book as a std hex nut (i.e. NOT Locking style)
I think the constant pressure from the compression of the rubber bushings puts enough preload "locking" pressure on the nut to preclude loosening. Could be an improvement having a 1/2 height 'jam' nut to be SURE it does not back off.

the sample in the picture is FINE thread? correct? (5/16-24UNF)


Originals were 5/16-24 fine thread.  Most original bolt heads were "WB" (per JM).
The 69 AIM Nut part number is shown in the AMK book as a std hex nut (i.e. NOT Locking style)
I think the constant pressure from the compression of the rubber bushings puts enough preload "locking" pressure on the nut to preclude loosening. Could be an improvement having a 1/2 height 'jam' nut to be SURE it does not back off.

the sample in the picture is FINE thread? correct? (5/16-24UNF)

Jim

Originals were 5/16-24 fine thread.  Most original bolt heads were "WB" (per JM).
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Re: 1969 Z/28 Sway Bar End Links
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2017, 05:45:15 PM »
I concur originals are 5/16 -24 fine thread... they appear to be the same nut as held the front shocks to the subframe - the bushings are the same part number as well - (shock and swaybar)
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