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Re: New springs/shackles: Install/tightening order?
Jaff knows his stuff, and he gave great advise. When I did this I used a helpfull little trick. While I was trying to line up the last bolt (the hardest one because the spring isn't all that light and it is hard to move it just a little bit and try to insert a bolt at the same time. I was wearing my work boots when I did this, I put a block of wood down on the shop floor, put my heel on that and rested the spring on my toe. That way as I moved my ankel the spring would move up and down, easy to control. That left both my hands to get the bolt in. One to hold the bolt, the other to swing the BFH. (the block of wood was there because my foot wasn't quite long enought to lift the spring as high as I needed it.)