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Can you ID this part?

Post by Steve Jelf » Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:36 pm

This probably won't take long. :D

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Post by RajoRacer » Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:51 pm

Remnants of the radius rod ball cap shim ?


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Post by Trentb » Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:52 pm

It looks like the remains of a shim used on the front radius rod ball socket to take up slack resulting from excessive wear of the ball and socket. There was also a smaller version used in the drag link ball sockets.

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Post by dlmyers » Fri Feb 01, 2019 12:58 pm

An abused coin of the realm?
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Post by hpetrino » Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:08 pm

I agree with Steve T. and Trent. That's what it looks like to me too. Where'd you find it?

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Post by Steve Jelf » Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:15 pm

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I was right. It didn't take long. From a wishbone cap. This is the "before" version.
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Post by Rich Eagle » Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:21 pm

I knew someone would make cents of it.
When did I do that?

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Post by Ruxstel24 » Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:43 pm

Looks a little worse than the ones I put on the train tracks when I was a kid. :D

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Post by TFan » Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:03 pm

Maybe you should have used a steel penny Steve, it would have been more period correct. Jim
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Post by Rich Bingham » Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:14 pm

For what it's worth, the "steel" penny (1942) was zinc. The few that were in circulation 15-20 years turned black, reaction to sweat and acids on folks' hands. They pretty much self-destructed.
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Post by Steve Jelf » Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:33 pm

...the "steel" penny (1942) was zinc.
Nope. The year was 1943. To save copper for the war effort, cents were made of zinc-coated steel. You can look it up. The reason you don't see them in circulation is that they found their way into people's coin collections, just like other coins of the era. The ones I have are 75 years old (of course) and haven't self-destructed yet.

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Post by Rich Bingham » Fri Feb 01, 2019 5:42 pm

Thanks Steve, I appreciate the correction. Everything I know is wrong !! :lol:
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Post by Mark Osterman » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:07 pm

Funny, I just photographed this for my Anatomy series. This is what remains from an English penny, my coin of choice for the radius rod shim. It fell into several very thin pieces.
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Post by twrenn » Fri Feb 01, 2019 7:33 pm

Ruxstel24 wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 1:43 pm
Looks a little worse than the ones I put on the train tracks when I was a kid. :D
Hey! I used to do that too with a friend of mine when we were kids. Heck, we're still kids!! :lol:


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Post by signsup » Fri Feb 01, 2019 9:54 pm

I carry a roll of steelies in the glove box of my WWII jeep. During displays and talks, if a small child shows intrest , after getting permission for the parent, I will give the child a steel penny and explain their origin. Child is amazed. Parent is amazed. It's
Most enjoyment I can get for a penny.
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Post by TRDxB2 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:34 am

Bob, before you give anymore "steelies" away check to see if they are magnetic. If not you got a $$$$$ Two mistakes were made one on a dime planchet (silver) $10K and the other on a bronze one $1000K.

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