What is the o.d. of the taper leaf front spring bushing. Is it different than that of later non-taper leaf front spring bushings ? Thanks for any help with this question.
11/16", nominally. It's listed as used 09-27 so its dimensions likely never changed substantively.
I use the bronze ones. I'd rather wear out bushings than shackles.
I agree. I also like the all thread method in lieu of the bushing driver. Thanks.
To each his own. I use a bushing driver. I usually have to ream them a bit anyhow.
I have removed the brass or bronze bushings from the taper lief spring. They have the same I.D. but the O.D. mics at 0.765. The bushings supplied by the vendor were 7/16" O.D. I have another taper lief spring with identical larger O.D. sized bushings. Therefore the '09-27 seems to be incorrect.
Leaf that is. Dreaded auto correct strikes again
William, perhaps your springs have replacement main leaves. Your measurement is approx the 3/4" od of the rear spring bushes.
The 7/16" od of the bushes supplied by your vendor makes no sense. That is less than the shackle pin diameter.
Allan from down under.
Sorry, yes of course,that should have been 11/16. I need to proof read I guess.
I have had to turn my own bushings out of brass a couple times because the eye of the spring was bigger than standard.
One of these tapered leaf fronts was definitely aftermarket, as it had the little dimples instead of a spring center bolt.
In over 90 years, the 2 taper leaf springs that I have, may well have been modified. I also had to fabricate replacement bushings. Thanks for all the input.
Just a follow up on my original post. I ordered bronze bushings from a local company. They were 3/4" x 9/16" x 1.5 inches. They fit the spring "eye"perfectly. The perches took the regular steel bushings