Is this a Model T rear spring???

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2016: Is this a Model T rear spring???
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Marvin C. Miller on Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 05:29 pm:

Just picked up this rear spring bolted to a cut down rear cross member. Different type of tapered leaf than I have seen. It only measures 37.5 inches from center to center on the eyes of the bottom spring. Looks cut down to me? 12


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Allan Bennett - Australia on Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 05:36 pm:

Marvin, I have never seen a Ford T spring with tapered ends of that shape. It does not have the three bends in it to allow it to fit properly into that cross member. Not Ford in my opinion.

Allan from down under.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By charley shaver- liberal,mo. on Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 06:19 pm:

could be v/8 ford. Charley


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Hal Schedler, Sacramento on Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 08:01 pm:

That's not the way a T spring is attached.....Also the second T spring is not bent around the end like that.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Thomas Mullin on Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 10:49 pm:

The Model T rear spring has a large hump in the middle. The front spring is a smooth curve. The 1915 Parts List shows them.

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Keith Buckley on Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 02:52 am:

That is definitely NOT a factory Ford Model T spring for any year T. Charley S. is probably the closet and I would add it is probably for a truck. The second leaf, that curls halfway around the main leaf, on both ends, indicates heavier load carrying capacity. Second, is, that it looks, by the picture, too wide for any T, Maybe 2" or 2 1/4", or more in width. If you take off that cross member bracket, the leaves will look like a front T spring,#3800, picture above, and not like #3824. Third, the main springs ID eyes, look too big. The proper way to measure a leaf spring is, center of each eye on the main leaf, follow the arch of main leaf, to the center bolt, from both sides. They are usually two different lengths, like, 23 1/2", by 25 1/4". Thirteen years in the leaf spring business, still stuck in my head...


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tim Lloid on Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 06:47 am:

Not like the springs on my cars. Nothing near it!!


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