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#1 1939Dodge

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Posted 04 September 2021 - 07:30 PM

What are these lock screws for? Why is the fork drilled and tapped to lock the cap screws?

 

The cap screws hold the fork to the OTA.

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#2 jgraham

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Posted 05 September 2021 - 09:42 AM

These adjust the alignment of the tube in the fork trunnions. I don’t pay a lot of attention to them other than setting them at about the same place on each side. Plan-B; unscrew them evenly or all the way (leaving them in place), loosen the trunnion bolts, slide the trunnions so that the bolts are even and resting on the bottom of the mounting holes, and then tighten them. 
 


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#3 1939Dodge

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Posted 06 September 2021 - 08:34 AM

Great info! Thank you. Since 3 are missing I’ll just remove the fourth, u less I can find 3 more….

 

I appreciate your response!



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Posted 06 September 2021 - 01:30 PM

If the OTA has been removed from the forks at some point, someone has added those bolts to ensure that the OTA goes back in the correct position, if they were screwed all the way down before the securing bolts were removed,

 

The holes in the forks are elongated to allow the Orthogonality to be adjusted in the factory.

 

Setting the securing bolts to the bottom of the slots will mess up that factory adjustment.

 

Unless you have a problem, leave everything as it is.


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