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Offline Diana Alan

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Re: Correct pintle/ball mounting procedure.
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2013, 01:20:25 AM »
You know what always make me wonder about the SIIa and SIII mounting of the pintles is the size of the bolts.  The original bolts through the pintle and larger than the 4 bolts that actually hold the adapter plate onto the chassis.

The plate across the rear of the SIII actually plays no part in securing the pintle to the chassis, other than making the bolts 6mm longer.

All seems an engineering oversight to me!
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Re: Correct pintle/ball mounting procedure.
« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2013, 01:24:58 AM »
You know what always make me wonder about the SIIa and SIII mounting of the pintles is the size of the bolts.  The original bolts through the pintle and larger than the 4 bolts that actually hold the adapter plate onto the chassis.

The plate across the rear of the SIII actually plays no part in securing the pintle to the chassis, other than making the bolts 6mm longer.

All seems an engineering oversight to me!

Interesting you should mention this Diana, for I was drawn to the "why" of the 2x medium sized bolts on the top of the tow plate, and the 2x significantly larger ones below. I would have though they'd have kept those uniform.

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Re: Correct pintle/ball mounting procedure.
« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2013, 01:32:11 AM »
Hey Diana, not sure, but haven't we just crossed into Heresy territory by posing these questions? :P

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Re: Correct pintle/ball mounting procedure.
« Reply #18 on: March 02, 2013, 05:34:26 PM »
Hey Diana, not sure, but haven't we just crossed into Heresy territory by posing these questions? :P
It's alright I'm agnostic so am already going to hell!
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Army Trailers: No5 x 2, W/S x 2, PT1-1.2, Horndraulic ATR dog trailer.
Civilian: MY85 RRc HiLine 4.6, MY51 ex-RACQ 80", MY91 Defender/Reynolds Boughton 6x6, MY12 D4 SDV6