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chetbrz

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WME Shackle
« on: October 10, 2017, 11:17:34 PM »
I thought this was interesting any comments would be appreciated:

I am working on cleaning up the rear suspension on my 29 and my rear leaf spring shackles are marked WME Pat. 1921 - 25  They look and work exactly like the Tryon Shackles.  I could not find any reference to a Manufacturing Co. WME in my 1924 Chilton Automobile Directory.  Another Mystery ??



Also the leaf spring shackle plates are marked Right (Passenger) and Left (Driver's Side).  I have yet to determine if there is any difference.

Cheers Chet...
« Last Edit: October 10, 2017, 11:20:40 PM by chetbrz »
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Re: WME Shackle
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2017, 04:16:31 AM »
I have two of those a front and rear , that Jay gave me to try on my pickup in place of Tryon . If you need any ,suspect he pulled from a Chrysler . I want to stay with Tyron went I find .

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Re: WME Shackle
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2017, 06:54:35 PM »
If you find a hoard of Tryon shackles don't forget us. Thanks for the tip.
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Re: WME Shackle
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2017, 11:36:54 PM »
Found on my spare 31 rear end

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Re: WME Shackle
« Reply #4 on: November 06, 2017, 06:03:37 PM »
Perplexing Issue:

I was preparing to install my new rear springs and while cleaning up the parts I noticed that the rear shackles were different in length.



It appears that the passenger side of my car had some early suspension repairs.  If you recall the front passenger side had a different shackle and a welded top leaf.  Now I find that the rear springs have different length shackles.  Passenger side (WME) approximately 3" between pin centers and the Driver's Side approximately 3.5" between pin centers ??  Which is correct. 



Also the larger driver's side shackle had a marking on the center bolt.  [R] ??



I assume that these differences are why my car always sat a little lopsided.

Can anyone verify which length shackle is correct for a 29 4dr. Sedan.  You can check your car easily by measuring between the grease fittings they sit in the approximate centers of the pins.

Many thanks in advance, Chet...



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Re: WME Shackle
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2017, 03:33:40 AM »
Both my rears are the 3" variety. Appears correct. And the other spare Plymouth part was 3"

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Re: WME Shackle
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2017, 04:07:02 AM »
Now to find another 3 schakle.

Tks for the info. 
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Re: WME Shackle
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2017, 04:35:11 AM »
Check your email  ;)

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Re: WME Shackle
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2017, 05:12:47 AM »
I still have the one 3" from Jay  $25 plus shipping . Let me know if you want pic of wear in caps .

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Re: WME Shackle
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2017, 03:44:46 PM »

Tom & Dave, Thanks a lot. Its been an adventure working on the suspension.  Once the rear is finished I can get the car back on its wheels.

I had new rear springs made by Eaton Detroit Springs.  The car should be set for the next 100 years:



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Re: WME Shackle
« Reply #10 on: November 13, 2017, 03:10:38 PM »
  Looks like a match to my truck . Still curious who made . I assume yours fit .
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Re: WME Shackle
« Reply #11 on: November 13, 2017, 05:05:18 PM »
That's Great Tom,

That was a trade that was a win/win for both of us.  My car is sitting perfect with the new springs and correct shackles.   :)

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