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An adjustable 7/8" rod, split in the middle, turnbuckle style used to put tension on the front ear76 viewsThe rod with the long arrow is adjustable. Flats are milled onto the rod below the starter to grip during adjustments. Just place a feeler guage between the back engine ear and the rod, adjust till the fit is reached, remove the feeler, then torque the back bolt which places that much tension on the front earbillyandmillie
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Another picture of the adjustable support rod65 viewsThe section with the arrow is fully adjustable to achieve the desired tension.billyandmillie
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Picture showing the complete setup, comes with both front and back grade 8 bolts60 viewsYou'll notice the loop on the front end. This was needed because the 2 holes on the front and back of the engine were not lined up. I needed to somehow fasten each end, and yet have the turnbuckle design for an adjustable fit.billyandmillie
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Picture showing the "Lombard" turnbuckle design70 viewsbillyandmillie
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another twist to the support rod67 viewsbillyandmillie
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side shot of the new attempt72 viewsbillyandmillie
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I think this will be the final attempt66 viewsbillyandmillie
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Final attempt with corner rounded61 viewsbillyandmillie
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Right side support73 viewsbillyandmillie
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Left side support78 viewsbillyandmillie
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A batch of ear supports fresh out of the bender59 viewsbillyandmillie
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My Dad, Dale, helping with the orders54 viewsbillyandmillie
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Dad bending the support rods57 viewsbillyandmillie
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new rt side support64 viewsbillyandmillie
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new left side support63 viewsbillyandmillie
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new supports59 viewsbillyandmillie
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rt side support35 viewsRick Prentice
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rt side support42 viewsRick Prentice
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rt side support47 viewsRick Prentice
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lt side support47 viewsRick Prentice
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