Tapered leaf front springs

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Model T Ford Forum: Forum 2017: Tapered leaf front springs
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Daniel E. Snell on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 06:37 pm:

Are all tapered leaf springs the same from 1909 though 1917 when they changed to square?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 09:23 pm:

The '09-'13 have the 4th leaf 'rolled' for the spring clip bolt.
'14 to early '17 have a separate clip and bolt.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Daniel E. Snell on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 09:36 pm:

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?


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Jack Daron - Brownsburg IN on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 09:45 pm:

Daniel, Mae west style is for spring hangers,not the clips.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dan Treace, North FL on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 - 11:07 pm:

Daniel

Early front spring with 4th leaf roll for clip bolt.



With clip installed:


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Daniel E. Snell on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 06:50 am:

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.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Larry Smith, Lomita, California on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 10:30 am:

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.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Gene Carrothers Huntington Beach on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 - 01:53 pm:

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?


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