I end up wondering just how stable/strong that contact between the end of the bolt and the relatively thin arm is. Seems like it could be vulnerable to having the end of the bolt slipping off to one side under load. Might be better if there was a flat angled flange, or better, a tee flange riveted on, for the end of the bolt to rest on, and that the arm material be thicker or flanged it's entire length for better stability. There is room enough.
This doesn't mean the setup hasn't worked as is, but the thinness of the arm, and with the end of the bolt resting on the narrow edge, bothers me a little, perhaps enough to keep me from buying one.
Or, maybe it doesn't make any difference, and I'm being a little conservative. Just used to seeing sturdier components, coming from aerospace components analysis career, lol.
1989 Milano, Shankle Sport
1991 164S, stock
1994 164LS (~Q)
1972 Morgan 27
previously owned since 1964:
62 Morris MiniMinor 850, 67 Austin 1275 Cooper S (Downton 3/4 race), 64 Giulia Sprint GT (1st red one made), 72 Fiat 128 Sedan, 75 Alfetta Sedan, 78 Alfetta Sedan, 78 GTV, 81 GTV6, 86 GTV6
Last edited by Del; 03-06-2019 at 02:10 PM.