My tires often bottom out against the underside of the fenders when I hit a bump. The clearance has always been pretty tight. I would love to find a better front spring or re arch the one on the car.
My question is ... what should the distance be between eyes on a 1919 vintage seven leaf front spring before mounting on a car?
When I had that happen I discovered more than one leaf in my spring was broken.
Do you maybe have a 26/27 spring? They had less arch.
The typical pre- '26 front spring is 31.5" eye center to eye center. Standing up on its eyes, the spring stack should measure 7" high overall.
I had that problem, Turned out my front crossmember was broken in half dead center. If that's the problem you better get your oil pan to someone that has a jig. My car is a 1919.
Actually my car has been like this for many years. No problem with the cross member ... and no broken springs ... just no height.
When I had that problem I discovered that I ate too many doughnuts! To lighten the load on the spring I just had my wife get out and walk.
I wonder what the factory height was when the cars were new - My '24 has a good 6+ inches between the tops of the front tires and the fenders.
Could it be possible that you have a 27 spring on that car? The late 27 actually had a dip in the center of the axle to prevent the center of the spring from bottoming out. The spring had less arch than the earlier T's.