A jury rig question

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2016: A jury rig question
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tyrone Thomas - Topeka KS on Friday, November 04, 2016 - 09:35 pm:

ok, Model A speedster, I had to cut and weld frame to take twist out. Now the car leans to one side by 3/4-1 inch. Can I cut a spring leaf short in on one end, putting the long end on the leaning side to lift it? And without causing steering problems?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tyrone Thomas - Topeka KS on Friday, November 04, 2016 - 09:46 pm:

In other words, have say 5 leafs on one side of center bolt and 4 leafs on the other side.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Mark Gregush Portland Oregon on Friday, November 04, 2016 - 10:18 pm:

Front or rear? How about a wedge held in place by the center bolt or welded in place on the under side of the cross member on the leaning side? You would not want it to slide out. By time you cut the leaf you would still need to have the center bolt go thru it and still would have the cut end that would rub on the under side of the cross member as the spring flexes.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Aaron Griffey, Hayward Ca. on Friday, November 04, 2016 - 10:18 pm:

No. A 1/2 leaf that just goes to the center will do nothing.
With one end missing there is nothing to push down on the side that is still there.
Either torch the main leaf on one side at the shackle or get a longer shackle for the high side.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jeff Hood -Long Beach, California on Friday, November 04, 2016 - 10:23 pm:

Get a straight frame. You should not have cut and welded the first one, if it was twisted it needed to be un-twisted. The car leans because you still have a frame problem.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Eviston on Friday, November 04, 2016 - 10:31 pm:

Last I knew,Easy Jack's at Salinas had piles of A frames,both basic types.Only about an hour and a half from you.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jim Eviston on Friday, November 04, 2016 - 10:36 pm:

Make that Junction City.About same from you.Damned memory.Also,Friemiller at Iola probably has some A frames.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Tyrone Thomas - Topeka KS on Saturday, November 05, 2016 - 11:23 am:

yes a different frame would be the smartest. Perhaps the change over of the body will be my winter project.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jeff Hood -Long Beach, California on Saturday, November 05, 2016 - 05:33 pm:

Tyrone, another thought, just in case you actually ended up with a straight frame. Are you sure that the spring center bolt is properly registered in the hole in the crossmember? If it is not in the hole, you could force the frame to be tilted when the u-bolts are tightened.


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