Gunsmoke Posted June 16, 2015 Share Posted June 16, 2015 I am in the process of replacing the silent blocks for the front springs for my '31 CD8. The original blocks were 1&7/16" diameter and are difficult to find, so I am going with 1&1/2" blocks which are readily available. They require the eye to be enlarged slightly. I notice the eyes have a slight "hook" on end of steel curl, appears to serve to prevent block from rotating in the eye? In any event. did the silent block originally have a corresponding small depression in the outer shell to accomodate this " hook"? I plan to press the new blocks in using a bench vice and expanding the eye just enough to allow block to be pressed in. I am contemplating putting a depression in the new block before pressing in place. Any suggestions regarding the best method of expanding of the eye, and whether original blocks had a depression? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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