You have it backwards Harry. Right side had right nuts. Left side had
left nuts an ALL chrysler cars up untill about 1970. For sure by 1972
the left hand nuts were GONE form Chrysler compact and intermediates
as well as full sized passenger vehicles. Still used on some heavy
duty trucks right up to the end (chrysler trucks became freightliner)
On Thursday, September 25, 2014 9:47:25 AM UTC-7, email@example.com wrote:
I think you are right. As to the year of he Valiant I bought it used, very low miles, in '72 so it was probably earlier.
I was going by what the gas station owner told me had happened about the 'pulled stud'. I wondered at the time if it was possible. They fixed it.
Many trailers were built with old Mopar and AMC axles and spindles -
and nothing stopping some KLUTZ from installing the axle in reverse.
Look for the "L" stamped in the middle of the stud, and on the nut
(hard to see when they are badly rusted)
Depending on the car, and the tire, and your driving style, an extra
10PSI MAY be called for. If you take ramps at speed wirh a Toyota
Sienna 10 expra PSI in the front will more than double the miles you
get out of the original tires, as well as improving handling markedly.
Hard cornering takes off both outer edges at specified pressure, and
gives excessive understeer.
On Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:51:52 +0000 (UTC), Doug Miller
I had a 66 Valiant 225 slant 6. Good car. I had a shade tree
mechanic do some work on it. He told me the left side studs were all
rusted. He broke off all 12 of them. You would have thought that he
would have thought a little harder after just a couple of them.
I prefer to support it on the axis, as I would a socket ratchet drive,
especially with an extension. When I haven't supported it, it has
It will easily apply the right torque and won't easily apply too much.
That makes it dandy.
The tools that used to come with BMW motorcycles and SAAB cars looked
cheap but worked and held up well. They were sized so you wouldn't
carelessly overtighten but were stiff enough for hammering to work on a
stubborn fastener. I liked to add quality screwdrivers, though.
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