Model T vs Model A springs

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2015: Model T vs Model A springs
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jeff Stahl on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 10:01 pm:

Trying to organize my Dads parts, how can I tell Model T vs Model A front/rear springs apart?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 - 10:03 pm:

Model A's are about 1/4 inch wider, or just simply the A springs are wider then the T.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Ron Dupree on Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 08:37 am:

A quick way to tell is to look near the spring eye. A model T spring has an oil hole drilled on the top of the leaf to oil the spring eye. The model A spring does not. It was lubricated with grease from the shackle.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Roger Karlsson, southern Sweden on Thursday, September 17, 2015 - 09:07 am:

Model T springs didn't get the oil holes until 1918, so there may be a year or so with clipped Model T front springs without oil holes? Earlier tapered springs should be even easier to tell apart from "A" springs

Besides the different width of the leafs and thus more strength in the "A" springs there is a difference in shape in rear springs.
It can be seen in this picture that shows repro springs - but it's about the same with originals
The "T" rear springs has more of a "bent leg" look to them while the "A" rear spring is more of a U with only slightly bent legs :-)

Model A and T style springs


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