Are all tapered leaf springs the same from 1909 though 1917 when they changed to square?
The '09-'13 have the 4th leaf 'rolled' for the spring clip bolt.
'14 to early '17 have a separate clip and bolt.
Dan, can you post a photo of where the spring clip bolt fastens to the spring? Is the spring clip on the early models the Mae West type?
Daniel, Mae west style is for spring hangers,not the clips.
Early front spring with 4th leaf roll for clip bolt.
With clip installed:
Thanks Jack for the correction. I actually knew that but hiccupped. And thank you Dan for the photo, that explains how the clip slips into the curled end. I suspect, as with so many other parts, that more than one manufacturer was used with different results.
That clip in the last photo is the correct one for a tapered leaf spring. Not all '13 springs have the curled leaf however, front or rear.
Dan, I like the way the lower wishbone is attached to the bottom of the axle. Was that an accessory part or something home built?