I just found a vid on You Tube that clearly revealed the secret, so you may disregard this post.

I just bought a 397 coal loader in many pieces. Easy enough to figure out what goes where, except for the spring - What is its purpose and where/what does it hook to??

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Thanks, lads. A you tube video can sometimes be worth a thousand words, and the one I watched … well, the guy was an amateur, but a really good one! Normally, I wouldn't even ask a question like this because when I disassemble something, I remember how to reassemble it! But this time, I bought it off da bay, totally unassembled, so …..

Thanks again for chiming in!


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