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    Default Caravelle rear suspension

    Can anyone tell me what the two wooden blocks fitted on each of the rear stabiliser bars are for ?These are attached by what appear to be u-clamps about half way between the axle and the front of the bars.

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    Hi Chris,

    They seem to be harmonic stabilisers to damp vibration in these bars.
    Every day when I wake up I reach up in the darkness with my eyes shut and if I cannot feel anything that resembles a wooden lid I know it will be a good day. No lid today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    Hi Chris,

    They seem to be harmonic stabilisers to damp vibration in these bars.
    I understand the practical aspect but the average mechanic would just pull then off and be blind to the consequences.
    Do they have a part number/factory look to them? And maintenance would be unique, check for borers or dry rot?
    Brendan.
    ps It's late and I'm having a beer after finishing an hour and half ago.

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    Chris,
    They are not supposed to be wood, they normally are cast steel. ????

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    Quote Originally Posted by geckoeng View Post
    Chris,
    They are not supposed to be wood, they normally are cast steel. ????

    Ray
    Exactly right. Wood?????

    I've always judged that they were to eliminate some of the brake noises and or other harmonic frequencies by shifting the harmonic frequency of the arms into a different band.
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    Thanks for your replies, does anyone have a couple of these spare?

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