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Old 01-18-2019, 11:27 AM   #1
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Default Rear Motor Mount Safety Wire

Pictures of original safety wire. It is from a rusty '30 Tudor that the odometer showed 30,000 miles.
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Old 01-18-2019, 12:19 PM   #2
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interesting
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Old 01-18-2019, 02:04 PM   #3
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Yes, I have had several unmolested original A's come thru my shop with the same method of safety wiring. Below is a picture of the late Dave Lopes' Fordor that is touted as the best unrestored original Model-A know to exist. The wiring matches your picture John.


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Old 01-18-2019, 02:18 PM   #4
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During my Navy enlistment, I worked on ejection seats/egress systems, that required safety wire on several system components. My QA (Quality Assurance) Inspector would look at a job I had done, count proper turns, direction and over-all appearance, and if not correct, would snip it off and tell me to do it over... when I did my motor mounts his words echoed as I made each turn.!
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Old 01-18-2019, 05:57 PM   #5
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Worked in the o/haul shop at P&WA, interesting when two guys wiring on the same flange (100+ bolts) and one miscounts and it all has to be redone (wiring 2 bolts together, then 2 more, etc.
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Old 01-18-2019, 06:02 PM   #6
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That's exactly how I do mine.
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Old 01-18-2019, 09:21 PM   #7
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I try to add a twist between the two bolts, it is difficult get in there with wire twist pliers. My thought is to connect something between the two.

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Old 01-27-2019, 06:05 AM   #8
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It's not the space shuttle! Just drive it!
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