This should be an easy one, I need the dimension of the square hole in the front crossmember for the square headed front spring bolt.
My frames hole is wallowed out, from what I assume was a previously loose spring clamp.
Thanks in advanced
John R is right on! How do I know? In a pinch, I have a couple of times used a 5/16 hex headed bolt as the replacement for a broken front spring bolt. The common 9/16 wrench flats are a perfect fit in the hole. Because the stress on the centering bolt head is side-to-side, I grind two opposing points down just enough to fit the square hole, and align the bolt head to keep the un-ground flats on side stress, with the two ground corners pointed front and rear where the small flat doesn't hurt anything.
Knowing all that is how I know the square hole is 9/16.
But Wayne, A common modern 5/16" bolt has a 1/2" hex head---not 9/16"
9/16" hex heads are found on 3/8" bolts---at least modern ones.
If I remember right, the front spring bolt is 5/16" diameter---so did you drill the hole bigger in the spring?
But I get where your going, anyway.
Hmm. I may have to go out and look at my bolts? Better take a tape measure and a wrench?
A flailing memory is a frustrating thing.
LOL, it's ok Wayne. I understand---trust me, I forget alot of things. I just deal with hardware on a near daily basis, so all that useless info is fresh in my head.
Wayne, I like that, a "flailing memory" ! Boy does that sound appropriate?!!! Dave