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Old 03-25-2018, 05:37 PM   #21
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Note that if you remove leaves, and go too far, the spring flexes more with the effect of getting longer. Since it is now riding further out and down on the shakles, the rig may have more tendency to rock and roll on corners. More lean can happen more easily as the vehicle swings around on the shakes.

(Sorry, I have spelled shakles two different ways, and neither looks right. At 78 spelling is not my strong point, in fact some wonder if I even have one.)

I've been thinking about your comment for the last few days and yes I can now see your point. thankyou. gary
do you like my photo of my 28 pickup. woofa is the hound tied up to the spare wheel.
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I've been thinking about your comment for the last few days and yes I can now see your point. thankyou. gary
do you like my photo of my 28 pickup. woofa is the hound tied up to the spare wheel.
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No, not this one. It won't be ready by then. We've got another rally and a trip to the US to fit in between now and then. Haven't decided which car to take yet.


maybe you could quantify 'at this age"?
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Old 03-25-2018, 07:02 PM   #24
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maybe you could quantify 'at this age"?
Woofa, I assume you are referring to my sign off line "At a certain age.....
I've seen 80 year olds a fit as some 50 year olds. A "certain age" sneaks up on us all, just faster for some than others. You'll know when it catches up with you.
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thankyou all for sharing your knowledge with me. I am greatful to you and to this very useful site. gary
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Old 06-26-2018, 12:26 PM   #26
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Just rebuilt my rear spring on my 29 Roadster. I got a couple of great hints from my local club. First take a grinder and slightly grind of the very tip edges of the bottom of each leaf so they don't have a tendency over time to gouge the leaf below them (as mine had done), Second I found a product called SLIP spray on graphite. After I sand blasted and primed the leafs I sprayed the SLIP on. Watched a fly break it's neck trying to land on it........lol.


yep I've been thinking about that and I'm going to try it. I think I'll remove those post manufactured shockers. They have done nothing to improve the ride. It's no longer a paddock basher but travels on formed roads of which most are bitumen. thanks, gary
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Old 06-26-2018, 12:53 PM   #27
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Woofa,

Here is Marco's spring chart it will help you determine which spring leaves to remove maybe!

https://fordbarn.com/forum/showpost....05&postcount=1

Color codes help ID which leaves go where in spring pack.

Make note in far right column that leaves vary in thickness depending upon which position they occupy!

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Old 06-28-2018, 06:25 AM   #28
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Note that if you remove leaves, and go too far, the spring flexes more with the effect of getting longer. Since it is now riding further out and down on the shakles, the rig may have more tendency to rock and roll on corners. More lean can happen more easily as the vehicle swings around on the shakes.

(Sorry, I have spelled shakles two different ways, and neither looks right. At 78 spelling is not my strong point, in fact some wonder if I even have one.)
you apologies about your spelling now you are 78?
mines been poor since I first picked up a pencil. It is only spell check that saves me from ridicule. gary
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Old 06-28-2018, 10:08 AM   #29
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You must keep the same height of the spring at the center bolt after you remove any number leaves. Measure the height before you take it a part. Example if you take 2 leaves out you must add 2 short leaves to the bottom of the spring to retain the same original spring height.
From one of the leaves you removed cut an 8" piece/s to use on the bottom of your reconstructed spring.
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You must keep the same height of the spring at the center bolt after you remove any number leaves. Measure the height before you take it a part. Example if you take 2 leaves out you must add 2 short leaves to the bottom of the spring to retain the same original spring height.
From one of the leaves you removed cut an 8" piece/s to use on the bottom of your reconstructed spring.
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correct spelling is not a attribute or a prerequisite on the Ford Barn.
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I'm pleased about that. gary
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