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N5329K Silver Member Robin White
Pacific Grove, CA, USA   USA
Found these lurking in the bottom of my spare parts box. Manufactured by Woodward and made of aluminum. Anyone know what they are and where they go?
Thanks,
Robin
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colodad Silver Member Calvin Williams
Grand Junction, Colorado, USA   USA
always parts left after you rebuilt something.
Not a valve keeper, but looks to work the same way. from something with a spring on it ?

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scardini1 Gold Member Jim Moscardini
Great Mills, MD, USA   USA
1968 Triumph GT6 "Rocinante"
2003 Jaguar XKR "Kitty"
They are part of the Delete Kit for the the Super Charger's Constant Speed Drive Interface Coupling. However, most people just use Sitka Spruce biscuits and rubber bands instead.

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sjharris68 Stephen Harris
Christchurch, South Island, New Zealand   NZL
They are in fact the keepers that locate the base of the spring on the front shocks.
You never see them until the spring is decompressed and removed.
Maybe you could use then for sinkers next time out fishing?
Cheers
STephen

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TheBomb Chris Gill
Toronto, Ontario, Canada   CAN
1975 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "The Bomb"
Looks like junk... lol

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skyking1231 Silver Member Frank Strobel
Mt. Sinai, NY, USA   USA
1975 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Lil' Rose"
muffler bearing ?

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spitlist Joe Curry
Sahuarita, Sahuarita, AZ, USA   USA
In reply to # 1484825 by sjharris68 They are in fact the keepers that locate the base of the spring on the front shocks.
You never see them until the spring is decompressed and removed.
Maybe you could use then for sinkers next time out fishing?
Cheers
STephen

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Pats54 Gold Member Mark M
Maynard, Mass, USA   USA
1979 Triumph Spitfire 1500
2012 Volvo C70 "The Weekender"
I tend to agree with Stephen
When I read the subject to your post ( Woodward part ) the firs thing that came to mind is a local company about a hour from where I live called Woodward spring are the a national company IDK but I do know they make auto springs
Such as leaf and coil springs so why not.

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scardini1 Gold Member Jim Moscardini
Great Mills, MD, USA   USA
1968 Triumph GT6 "Rocinante"
2003 Jaguar XKR "Kitty"
I can see how they'd serve that purpose, but for life of me I don't remember seeing anything like those while disassembling or building Roci. Are they for an older MK?

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SpiTazz72 Bryan H
Magnolia, Texas, USA   USA
I guess they're either not needed now or a new design eliminated them. I don't see them in any catalog and I'll soon be ordering new springs and shocks.

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Doug in Vegas Douglas D
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA   USA
This looks like something I saw in a boat.

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walla walla, washington, USA   USA
1969 Triumph Spitfire "Walla Walla"
1969 Triumph Spitfire "Portland"
1972 Triumph Spitfire MkIV "Spokane"
1975 Triumph Spitfire 1500 "Dayton"    & more
I agree they are the pieces to hold the lower spring cup in position at the bottom of the stock shocks. Just checked through Mk1, 2, and 3 factory parts books and they do not show them separate from the shocks. But I have been there and have taken them off to change shocks several times. They fit into recesses on the shock then the spring plate fits down to and around them to hold in place.
Dan

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N5329K Silver Member Robin White
Pacific Grove, CA, USA   USA
Thanks everyone. Mystery solved. They probably came off when the PO installed lowering springs (he also installed the spring perches upside down, but that's another story).
Robin

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colodad Silver Member Calvin Williams
Grand Junction, Colorado, USA   USA
In reply to # 1484792 by colodad always parts left after you rebuilt something.
Not a valve keeper, but looks to work the same way. from something with a spring on it ?

told ya, something with a spring on it (well half right) spring is in the shock.
my original shock from my 79.


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spitlist Joe Curry
Sahuarita, Sahuarita, AZ, USA   USA
In reply to # 1484961 by colodad
In reply to # 1484792 by colodad always parts left after you rebuilt something.
Not a valve keeper, but looks to work the same way. from something with a spring on it ?

told ya, something with a spring on it (well half right) spring is in the shock.
my original shock from my 79.

I was going to go out to the shop tomorrow and see if I could dig up those parts but you saved me the trouble.

Joe

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