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F570rd
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From: mpls.mn.hennipin
Registered: Oct 2004

posted 02-11-2005 09:47 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for F570rd     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Installed a "new" arm that was as loose as the old one.The car worked fine before I installed it but had atleased a 1/4" "wave" to it.I was a little pissed untill I looked at the package again.It was from "Rare Parts".Yup its a rare part allright.did'nt say any thing about new or referbished.lol

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Bob Hopkins
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From: BRIDGEPORT NJ USA
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posted 02-11-2005 10:29 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob Hopkins   Click Here to Email Bob Hopkins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
take it off again from the frame and make another turn it will thread in farther and remove some of the slack,

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F570rd
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posted 02-11-2005 01:28 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for F570rd     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Bob,I'm sure I backed it off to its closest limit,I'll have another look.

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Bob Hopkins
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posted 02-11-2005 01:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Bob Hopkins   Click Here to Email Bob Hopkins     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
it took me 2-3 trys on my 56 to git the slack out of it,

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F570rd
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posted 02-14-2005 08:17 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for F570rd     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One more turn to be had in the drag link.Thanks for the wakeup.

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