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Re: [T3] Old/new style balljoints




Dave Hall wrote:

> VW Factory manual says:-
>
> 311 405 361A and 371A use an M8 x 40 bolt for the lower fastening and fit
> up to chassis 273513, while the later ones 311 405 361B/371C use an M10 x
> 40 bolt.  I assume the curved groove to accept the bolt is a different
> radius as a result.
>
> The earlier joints have a small groove about 1mm wide around the adjusting
> part at the bottom, but obviously not on the flats themselves!  This may
> not be reproduced in non-genuine°‹’šints, I suppose.

My four non-genuine balljoints have no small groove and the curved groove seem
to fit a M10 bolt very well. Conclusion: I have the wrong balljoints!

Thanks to Dave and Jim for the information!

Henrik Larsson, Sweden
1964 1500S Notch


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