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Prongeron question

Postby Rob P » Thu 26.05.2016, 08:02

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whilst examining the Progeron on my car the other day I noticed that about an inch or so back from the front there are two captive nuts/Threaded holes which I have determined take an M6 bolt. Anyone know what these are for?
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Re: Prongeron question

Postby HJ2 » Thu 26.05.2016, 08:10

The engine dampener? Or is that further back?
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Re: Prongeron question

Postby muley » Thu 26.05.2016, 08:31

Could this be for the plastic undertray? They're roughly in that area.

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Re: Prongeron question

Postby Rob P » Thu 26.05.2016, 10:21

don't believe it is the engine Damper as they are further back and these are bolts where once fitted the bolt head would face the floor, had a quick look in the parts manual and couldn't find the Plastic undertray, there is an undertray right at the front but on mine that doesn't extend past where the Progeron connects to the Front chassis cross member where the radiator sits.
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Re: Prongeron question

Postby dapinky » Thu 26.05.2016, 12:09

I can't remember ever noticing such holes in the past - but I've not ever looked for them!

Could they be the fixing points for the extra FED bracket?

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Re: Prongeron question

Postby Rob P » Thu 26.05.2016, 14:12

Have added the placement of the fixing points to the drawing from Dave. They don't appear to be in a position that makes them obvious for anything to attach using them
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Just intrigued to understand what they do
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Re: Prongeron question

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Thu 26.05.2016, 19:41

Bolts #24 are M8, so larger than the M6 you are describing. Maybe they are for the original assembly jig...
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Re: Prongeron question

Postby Rob P » Thu 26.05.2016, 20:13

yep that was what I was thinking but I think Dave is right as I can't imagine it would be for anything else.
This is good news as I have an idea for these :-)
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Re: Prongeron question

Postby lotusflasherman » Thu 26.05.2016, 23:30

Rob P wrote:yep that was what I was thinking but I think Dave is right as I can't imagine it would be for anything else.
This is good news as I have an idea for these :-)

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Re: Prongeron question

Postby muley » Fri 27.05.2016, 10:44

Well, on my Elan they are used to secure the plastic undertray with 6mm. set screws (stainless in my case ;) ) I've just checked.



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