Sec. 6-Fig. 56-A (New-10-1966)
VEHICLE, AMPHIBIAN, LARC 5-FLAT CARS
No. of Pcs.
Brake wheel clearance. See Fig. 2, Sec. 1.
Blocks, pattern 15. Locate two in front and two in rear of each of the four wheels, and secure
to floor with two 60-D nails in the heel of block and two 40-D nails in each side of block.
Rub rail assemblies; see Sketch A. Nail 2 in. x 8 in. x 36 in. vertical member to the lower
piece of 2 in. x 4 in. x 36 in. with five 12-D nails. Position this assembly with 2 In. x 8 in.
Against tire and secure to floor of car through 2 In. x 4 in. with five 20-D nails. Secure
second 2 in. x 4 in. x 36 in. to the lower 2 in. x 4 in. with five 20-D nails.
Each to consist of two pieces of 2 in. x 4 In. lumber, length equal to distance between Items
"C". Secure lower piece to floor with 20-D nails spaced 8 in. apart staggered. Nail top piece
to lower piece in a like manner.
Each to consist of two pieces of 2 in. x 4 in. x 24 in. Nail to Items "C" and "D" using eight
20-D nails in each piece.
Suitable protective material between tires and rub rail assemblies.
Y In. diameter cable, 6 x 19 improved plow steel with independent wire rope core. Form
complete loop with 14 in. overlap. See Sketch B for fittings.
- In. diameter cable, 6 x 19 improved plow steel with independent wire rope core. Form
complete loop with 26 in. overlap. See Sketch C for fittings.
Shackles. For vehicles having a 1 1/16 in. diameter hole in the towing bracket, use a 1 in.
Diameter pin with a 7/8 in. steel galvanized coated anchor shackle. For vehicles having a
larger hole in the towing bracket use an appropriate size pin and shackle. Attach the shackle
to the towing bracket and secure the pin with a cotter key.
2 in. x 4 in. x 14 1/2 in. wood protective spacer between cable and side of vehicle. Secure to
cable with staples.
Rubber hose protective spacer, 15 in. long. See Sketch C.
5/8 in. cable clips, "U" type only.
5/8 In. closed thimble at load end of bow and stern cables.
5/8 in. open thimble at all stake pockets.
Note.-Tire Pressure must be reduced to 25 p.s.i., prior to applying cables, Items "G" and "H". After Items "O" and "H" are
installed they are to be tightened with a come-a-long or other suitable tensioning device. See General Rules 3, 4, 5, 7, 9,
14, 15, 19-A, 19-B for further details.