Re: [DML] Modifications to Byrne's LCA's (Ball Joints)
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Re: [DML] Modifications to Byrne's LCA's (Ball Joints)



Actually it is a Federal Mogul/Moog thing: http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/536422_386690328042890_100001057778755_1143103_1850461111_n.jpg

Bill Robertson
#5939

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, gmfm1@... wrote:
>
> I have never seen a ball joint top with a screw driver slot in it either and I have replaced a number of ball joints, upper and lower and I am in America. 
> Sounds like it is a Bill thing?
> Gary Masie
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Martin Gutkowski 
> Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2012 9:01 am
> Subject: Re: [DML] Modifications to Byrne's LCA's (Ball Joints)
> To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> 
> > Never seen a ball joint with a screwdriver slot. Must be an 
> > american car thing?
> > 
> > Martin
> > 
> > Sent from my BlackBerry®
> > 
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: "content22207" 
> > Sender: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Date: Wed, 02 May 2012 12:21:49 
> > To: 
> > Reply-To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: Re: [DML] Modifications to Byrne's LCA's (Ball Joints)
> > 
> > I cut my screwdriver slots at the same time I was drilling the 
> > ball joints for grease fittings. I found it easy to do both 
> > while the arms were loose on my workbench. Only took a couple of 
> > swipes with an abrasive wheel in my Dremel tool. 
> > 
> > Most ball joints come with screwdriver slots -- this is hardly 
> > an unusual modification.
> > 
> > Bill Robertson
> > #5939
> > 
> > --- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "Martin Gutkowski" wrote:
> > >
> > > The ball joint can be locked into the hub by putting a jack 
> > under the arm and lifting it. Then you can do the nut up. No 
> > modification necessary.
> > > 
> > > Martin
> > > 
> > > Sent from my BlackBerry®
> > > 
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: "content22207" 
> > > Sender: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > Date: Wed, 02 May 2012 02:14:56 
> > > To: 
> > > Reply-To: dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > > Subject: [DML] Modifications to Byrne's LCA's (Ball Joints)
> > > 
> > > I did make two modifications to Byrne's ball joints:
> > > 1) Cut screwdriver slots in the end of the stems to hold them 
> > still until they taper locked in the knuckles (the lock nuts 
> > want to spin the stems before they have taper locked)
> > > 2) Added grease fittings
> > > 
> > > Bill Robertson
> > > #5939
> > > 
> > > 
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