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  • JohnB15632
    31 Floor cover over the rear spring
    by JohnB15632
    When installing the "tent" that covers the rear spring protruding thru the rear floor, how taunt should the tent be? Will the spring ever come up higher in the body than as it sits at rest now? I am too stupid to understand. This post is deleted.
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    03-16-2018, 08:16 PM
  • Tom Wesenberg
    Spring Lubrication, Mystik Grease, Graphite, and Covers
    by Tom Wesenberg
    This has worked well for me. I've done a few for customers. Round the bottoms of the ends of each spring leaf. Grind the edge of any worn pockets on the tops of each spring leaf. Sandblast and powdercoat the springs, then coat them with Mystik JT-6 High Temp grease, sprinkle on graphite, and wrap them with spring covers. I can't imagine they will ever see a speck of rust in my lifetime, and they have...
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    07-18-2017, 08:16 AM
  • Mitch
    Weak front spring
    by Mitch
    This truck had a weak front spring which caused the drag link to rub the tie rod. The drag link actually had a flat spot worn into it. Note the distance now with a new spring. If your rods rub you also need a spring...
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    02-21-2018, 03:05 PM
  • Fomoco998
    Rear spring removal
    by Fomoco998
    Pulled the rear from the car and removed all the brakes. Got it on saw horses and have what is called a traveling spring spreader looking for any extra precautions in removing spring with a spreader of this type . Thanks
    07-01-2018, 04:17 PM
  • Corley
    Rear Spring length
    by Corley
    Put a Camero rear axle in my pickup with a model A spring on top of it. I then removed some leaves to lower the rear, but now on a big bump, the spring has increased in length so much that the end of the spring hits the axle housing. Are their any shorter springs available that still fit over the differential housing, off the shelf? I know I could have the ends of mine cut and re-curled, but it...
    06-13-2018, 10:08 PM
  • DaWizard
    Cam Plunger spring
    by DaWizard
    Ok, since I can't find it I will ask.

    Does anyone have the camshaft plunger spring specifics?

    I have 2 springs and both read different pressures. Well, actually 3 springs, one is aftermarket, but that don't count unless the other two are too weak to be functional.
    07-13-2018, 01:06 PM
  • copgib
    How do you know when to replace Leaf Springs
    by copgib
    How can you tell when or if you need to replace the leaf springs in the front and back of a Model A Coupe?
    09-19-2018, 07:52 PM
  • 40B1930
    Roadster Front Spring
    by 40B1930
    Installed a new spring about a year ago and I have noticed a "hard/stiff" front end ride with shocks adjusted 3/8 turn out. The new rear spring with shocks at 1/4 turn out works great.
    I did notice that the shock arm ball is unseated on the left as I was taking these photos. From floor to center of bumper measures 19-3/8". Looking at the shackles angle position, am I missing something?...
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    08-30-2018, 11:23 PM
  • Standing Elk
    Made a good discovery yesterday
    by Standing Elk
    My buddy and I decided to take both the front and rear springs out from under my coupe, as it acted a little stiff and had a slight lean. We removed the front spring first and found it kinda rusty. We took it completely apart and I wire brushed all the rust off each leaf. We then greased about the first 4 inches of the leaves and put er back together. We next removed the rear spring and discovered...
    04-18-2018, 05:26 PM
  • plyfor
    Leaf Spring Lube ?
    by plyfor
    I've read that some of the leaf springs are now made with new types steel that are not compatible with oil and grease. Older manuals say to lube , etc. Wonder if spray graphite falls in to this category which we currently use on a lot of classics. Going to install a new rear A spring and curious if others have heard this.
    08-06-2018, 10:09 AM