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Re: Help identify this spring
jtroberts #1397277 Sun Feb 14 2021 05:30 PM
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It's a torsion spring. Usually used to keep something that rotates closed or open. It looks like a spring off of a heater plenum flapper door or lever return spring. Return spring for something that rotates.

What is a choke switch? You mean choke cable and knob?

Grass clipper shears, wire stripper, retaining ring pliers, wire cutters, some kind of scissor type tool...return spring. Latch spring.

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Re: Help identify this spring
jtroberts #1397935 Fri Feb 19 2021 03:15 PM
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It might not be from this truck, but like anything, don't throw it away. Someday, you might find out and at least still have it.

Good luck.

Re: Help identify this spring
jtroberts #1397981 Fri Feb 19 2021 07:42 PM
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Didn't the air duct hoses from the heater box to the windshield vents have springy retainer clips like that? They kept the hoses attached to the round outlet nipples on the heater plenum, and the diffusers mounted under the windshield. If that's the case, there would nave been four of them originally.

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Re: Help identify this spring
jtroberts #1398552 Tue Feb 23 2021 11:36 PM
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I think mine were pinch to loosen verses spread to loosen for ducts.


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