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Old 10-12-2019, 11:44 AM   #1
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Default Which radius rod is which?

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I have two different Model 'A' front radius rods with me - please refer to attached picture. Which one is for which year, please?


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Old 10-12-2019, 01:00 PM   #2
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The one on the right viewing the photo, appears to be 28/29 and the one on the left is 30/31.
This shows them: http://www.fordgarage.com/pages/wishbones.htm
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Old 10-12-2019, 01:04 PM   #3
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Default Re: Which radius rod is which?

The one on the left is the later one the other is the earlier one ,they are interchangeable . I do not know the changeover date but would guess 28/29 had the early one and 30/31 the late one . I could not find them in the service bulletins maybe in the Judging Standards .

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Mike, i answered this for you on FB.. The one on the left is forged cross rib design from late 29 to EOP, Right side is forged inverted U design from early 28 to late 28, however if the spring perch c shape was increased to 1/2 it was also used from late 28- to early 30
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Old 10-13-2019, 06:13 AM   #5
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Thanks to you all for your help. I think it is now clear that the left one is the later one, and the one on the right is the earlier one.
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Old 10-13-2019, 06:14 AM   #6
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Rotorwrench, the link to Ford Garage is confusing, because they show a 30/31 on top, and a 32 below. The picture is not really that clear either
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Old 10-13-2019, 08:55 AM   #7
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The early one is on the bottom with a subscript explanation that doesn't pop to the eye easily. I had to do a double take to notice it myself. You have to read the subscript so see what it's all about since the photo seems to be part of the statements above it.

I knew it wasn't for the 32 & later since they are different by a good measure.
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