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Old 10-16-2019, 05:25 PM   #1
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I'm new to this forum and the Model A. I bought a 1929 Sport Coupe. The car doesn't sit level. The left side is lower than the right by about 3/4", a little less in the front than the rear.

Tire pressure is good shackles are tight and at the same angle from left to right. The spring eye is of equal distance from the axle on each side.

Where should I look for the problem and how to solve it?
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Old 10-16-2019, 05:40 PM   #2
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Rear leaf spring u bolts. Loosen, level and retighten nuts.
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Old 10-17-2019, 02:46 PM   #3
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If the spring is correctly positioned, it is likely a worn spring. Sometimes they can be re-arched but you have to figure that there must be some fatigue or even a cracked leaf or two in the spring pack. I'm fortunate that there is a pretty good spring shop near me. They can repair some leaves and replace others to get it back to correct ride height.
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Old 10-17-2019, 03:01 PM   #4
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A lean to the left side is common, and is thought to be a result of 90 years of asymmetric weight distribution from having a single occupant. Most solutions involve some combination of:
  • replacing one or both springs
  • rotating one or both springs to move the lean to the other side
  • disassembling one or both springs and rotating some of the leaves to distribute the fatigued portion more evenly
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Old 10-17-2019, 04:58 PM   #5
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grease the spring shackles and make sure they take grease..a shackle can freeze in the spring or perch eye.
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Old 10-17-2019, 05:10 PM   #6
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Very common.

Post #4 tells the story.
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Old 10-18-2019, 04:45 PM   #7
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Also sometimes one or more shocks are frozen (rusted) and are holding down one side the car.
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