[Healeys] Rear shock bolts

Alan Seigrist healey.nut at gmail.com
Mon Nov 4 16:56:26 MST 2013

I think part of the problem is the threads on the nuts stretch just a bit
causing some loosening.  I think the washers, unless very hard steel, will
also dimple over time and then cause loosening, so you might have better
luck with grade 8 nylocks and grade 8 bolts only.  I wouldn't use split
washers - they'll flex just enough under load that the nuts will loosen a
bit over time, they splits do their job - i.e. the nuts won't come off, but
they can loosen a bit.

On Tue, Nov 5, 2013 at 7:18 AM, Richard Kahn <tahoehealey at hotmail.com>wrote:

> I read sometime ago about using Allen head bolts to hold the rear shocks
> on a
> BJ8 as it is near impossible to get tools into the tight areas.  As I am
> again
> experiencing  loosening nuts, I would like to do something different.
> Anyone
> else having trouble with loosening shocks. I have hardened washer and lock
> wishers and two nuts on each bolts. I'm wondering if the bolts are
> stretching
> (really only one has loosened). Would stainless be less likely to stretch?
> Rich Kahn
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