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Old 02-12-2018, 11:13 AM   #1
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Default Why no lock-washers?

This is not just an weird question like I sometimes ask. It is a very important question that deserves a really good answer.

Every time Iíve checked the nuts on the intake-exhaust manifold on my A, they could be tightened more. If I remember correctly, the head bolt nuts on a model A have to be tightened on a regular basis. It seems that everything that does not have a lock-washer has to be tightened periodically.

Why werenít lock-washers used in all these places? I donít care if they were split-washers, star-washers, or even bell-compression washers. Why wasnít something used to keep those nuts from working loose as that engine heated and cooled.

If there is a good reason why they werenít used, Iíd really like to know.

Mike
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