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Old 11-25-2014, 10:15 PM   #51
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So you're getting new caps?

Let us know how the plug goes!

Yes new strut mounts. That triangle looking thing at the top.

Oh I will. Very intrigued myself. Fit perfectly.
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Peek up in there & see what those are hitting on, looks like the source of your noise.
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Peek up in there & see what those are hitting on, looks like the source of your noise.
Right that is what me and dad thought as well. SO the mounts were probably fine...Oh well...

You can see they are both dented in or something along those lines. So when i work on them tomorrow again, I will see if I can hit those out carefully.

That seems like the only thing i could do.

Its not what it is hitting on, its not being allowed to sit all the way flush against the top.
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So will fixing it sit your car slightly lower?
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So will fixing it sit your car slightly lower?

The thought crossed my mind actually. I think it will? You can see in the picture where it basically sits now. Would be cool if it did go lower though...

I may have taller strut mounts which all negate that. I will post up what it ends up being tomorrow.
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Naw, the top caps fit against the bearings that fit against the top mounts that bolt to the strut towers to locate the spring top position.

Clunking the side of the spring & cap won't lower the spring.
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Thanks for clearing it up Sailor. You've been doing a great job at cleaning up threads lately also!
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Tx, had some help but it's been a busier couple days then usual.

Hope the dings in the strut towers here turn out to be the simple fix for those springs hitting. Bang 'em out & good to go.
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Wow man, you have turned the grandma car into that? Next thing you gotta do is a 5 speed swap!
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Oh yeah, everyone in my family laughs about modding a grandmas car. They are nice little cars. Come February I will have had it for 3 years.

No 5 speed swap unless something goes terribly wrong with it. As time gets closer I may get the heads redone or remachined. Haven't decided yet.
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