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Unidentified f****ing objects

PostPost by: bloodknock » Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:00 pm

Hello folks
whilst rooting through all my bits, which were once a car, ive found the washers shown in the photo:
20170727_161018.jpg and

The dark washer in the photo has a very rough textured surface, like coarse emery. Its outer diameter is 1.0 inch, inner 1/2 inch.
The smaller washers are fiberous.
I imagine that the rough ones are used to perform some kind of locking function, but i dont know where.
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:05 pm

Pretty sure the emery cloth one sits behind the vacuum switch
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PostPost by: KevJ+2 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:48 pm

Door locks :D
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PostPost by: Bud English » Thu Jul 27, 2017 9:35 pm

KevJ+2 wrote:Door locks :D

Times two.
Friction Washer, Private Lock Mounting and Washer, Private Lock Mounting , listed under item 47, plate BK, in the +2 parts manual.
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PostPost by: holywood3645 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:55 pm

Elan Fan is correct on the emery cloth items.
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PostPost by: fatboyoz » Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:51 am

Bob,
The emery type washers are fitted to the door lock barrel inside the door under the nut on my '68 S4. Can't help with the fibrous washers.
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bloodknock wrote:Hello folks
whilst rooting through all my bits, which were once a car, ive found the washers shown in the photo:
20170727_161018.jpg

The dark washer in the photo has a very rough textured surface, like coarse emery. Its outer diameter is 1.0 inch, inner 1/2 inch.
The smaller washers are fiberous.
I imagine that the rough ones are used to perform some kind of locking function, but i dont know where.
Regards
Bob
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PostPost by: elanman999 » Fri Jul 28, 2017 7:21 am

On my +2 some emery washers were fitted on the bolts fixing the rear chassi cross brace. Part no 036 B 0685 shown in the parts book?
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PostPost by: bloodknock » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:22 am

Thankyou gentlemen
heres the rub,its an Elan Sprint. I should learn from this, always specify the car model youre talking about!
I didnt think of the door locks Colin, thanks.
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PostPost by: The Veg » Mon Aug 14, 2017 10:35 pm

Just another data-point; the only place I've found them in my '70 federal Plus 2 is between the ignition switch and dashboard. I haven't been in the aforementioned are of the doors though.
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PostPost by: bloodknock » Tue Aug 15, 2017 5:27 pm

If as has been advised, the friction washers are used to anchor the choke, vac headlamp switch, heater pull, etc, where exactly are they fitted. I've put one at the back of the choke pull...see photo...is this correct?
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