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Old 05-04-2018, 12:40 PM   #1
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Default Front spring question.

Thanks Bob, pictures below.

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Old 05-04-2018, 12:43 PM   #2
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OK, cheers, Chris

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Old 05-04-2018, 12:48 PM   #3
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Old 05-04-2018, 01:54 PM   #4
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Not sure where your coming from or want to go but maybe just copy and paste.
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Old 05-04-2018, 02:45 PM   #5
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How do those clamps come off, I'm getting new clamps and a new center bolt.
Can I just cut them off ?
And what do I need to do when they are striped down.

Like this??
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Old 05-04-2018, 03:24 PM   #6
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I hope your buying a new spring?

Good springs and shocks or needed for good handling and ride.

The one in the pictures is shoot.
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Old 05-04-2018, 06:03 PM   #7
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Springs look to be in pretty good shape to me.

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Old 05-04-2018, 06:56 PM   #8
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Guess there are 2 way; heat and bend the ears up (but you might change the temper of the steel leafs by time they are hot enough to bend) or cut and remove then replace with the style that uses thru bolt under leafs. Or just try prying them up.
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Old 05-04-2018, 08:52 PM   #9
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hammaer and chisel , polish the leafs . Polish all the foot prints and polish the toe up so it does bind later.
Paint grease ,reassemble with clamp after you bolt the main back on your pearch . New bushing in all.
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They should measure 31 1/2" center of eye to center of eye.
If they are a lot more than that I would be tempted not to use them
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Old 05-05-2018, 08:40 AM   #11
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I have 31"
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Old 05-05-2018, 09:09 AM   #12
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The springs have now been cleaned up, is it best to assemble them exactly the same order they came apart.
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The springs have now been cleaned up, is it best to assemble them exactly the same order they came apart.
It's a must.

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Old 05-05-2018, 11:31 AM   #14
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If your planning on using your car as a driver and want it to be safe handling. Spend the money and buy a new spring. $130.00 to $220.00, depending on quality.

That spring has been on a car with weight on it for 90 years. It’s rusted badly, and you know what, it could break once you start driving.

There are some things that sanding and a coat of paint will not make like new. Springs are very important.

It’s time has come, replace it. One less thing to worry about. Enjoy.
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If your planning on using your car as a driver and want it to be safe handling. Spend the money and buy a new spring. $130.00 to $220.00, depending on quality.

That spring has been on a car with weight on it for 90 years. Itís rusted badly, and you know what, it could break once you start driving.

There are some things that sanding and a coat of paint will not make like new. Springs are very important.

Itís time has come, replace it. One less thing to worry about. Enjoy.

Unless I could be 100% assured that a new spring was not made in China I would take my chances with a 90 year old spring.

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Old 05-06-2018, 01:10 PM   #16
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I have 31"
I agree with the 're-use' statements.
Especially, if is doesn't have any broken leafs and still measures 31", as you state.
Heck, if that were my spring, I would have started out with a much better one than was original to my '30 roadster....and it is still on the car and doing fine after some attn.
Also , if mine, and if you wanted to buy it....you'd have to pay extra for the 'patina' that has developed there over 80 years !
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Old 05-07-2018, 03:15 PM   #17
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Great, after all the cleaning of the springs using a small angle grinder I've now got 'Popeye elbow'
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Those clamps you have holding your leafs together are not original style. The originals were C shaped, fitted over the top of the leaf, and with the legs extending past the bottom. The legs have holes in them, and bolt goes across the bottom.
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Old 05-07-2018, 07:56 PM   #19
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A -Spring company in Hartford CT sells new USA made main leaf and build up from there with yours .....
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I'm 82 5/12ths years Old & Folks still DEPEND on me! I have 7 1/2 DEPENDENTS! Can I claim them on my TAXES?
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that spring and clamp are original. that spring looks like a good candidate for the blast cabinet and when reassembled will probably be better than a new Chinese spring. just because one has never seen an object doesn't mean it's not original more than one style of a part was used alot
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Old 05-08-2018, 01:35 PM   #22
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check with EatonDetroit spring. I think they make their own and have them for Model A's.
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Old 05-15-2018, 03:00 PM   #23
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Springs cleaned up pretty good, perches needed replacing though.
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