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Yeah and I forgot to finish my thoughts and mention the grease is a big dirt collector. Over time you'd get a bunch of crud packed in there.

The key to Clint's plates (and Elephant's cool QuickChange set) is the pinch bolt just like the factory Porsche plates. The vertical bolt for adjustment keeps the plate from moving down, but it can still move up if the pinch bolt wasn't there. The original Sway A Way plates have no pinch bolt and I know from my own experience with them that the plates do move between each other when unloaded. I would see it move when i'd jack up my racecar and watch the rear suspension droop.

Plus I never really felt good about the load from the car resting on just that vertical bolt on each side. Seems like a lot of load to carry for just a small bolt and a welded block

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Past: '87 Carrera, 79 911 SC widebody racecar
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