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Re: D44 Lock Right this weekend
Thanks for all the great advice! Passing along all of your good ideas is what makes this forum work. I appreciate your help, and hope I can help someone else in turn. As for the installation, I'm gonna give it a shot on Saturday, hope to test it before dark!
I'll post results next week.
BTW, I had an idea on the springs to keep them from flying: Use a piece of 6 or 8 lb test fishing line, long enough to make about an 8" dia loop. Pass one end through the springs, then tie the ends together. If they pop during install, the loop will catch on the screwdriver. After installed, cut the line and pull it out, should come out smooth since it's greased. This all assumes thatthere's not too much tension on the springs, and that the line will slide out without breaking. I'll try it, let you know results.
BillM, thanks for the offer, but I think I'll stay here in York to do it. Great pic attached to your reply; I'm passing it to a buddy of mine who just bought a '73 Commando for a song.(he wanted a '71 or older, but couldn't beat the price on the '73.) I think there will be an "upgrade" to the older model somewhere in his future. Got a webpage anywhere that I can pass to him?