• Hi Guest! Being a Paying Supporter is NOT a requirement to participate at BCF. However, subscribing will help ensure we can continue to serve the LBC community for years to come. If you enjoy BCF and find our forum a useful resource...Please consider supporting us by **Upgrading**
    (PS: Subscribers don't see this banner)
Tips
Tips

Tips for quarter elliiptic spring install

joe948

Freshman Member
Country flag
Offline
I have new 10 leaf quarter elliptic springs to install.
The springs are in but I can't get the bolt at the axle to line up.
The holes on both sides don't line up with the bushing or if one does the other doesn't.
Any tips would be appreciated.
Thanks, Joe
 

Joe Schlosser

Jedi Warrior
Silver
Country flag
Offline
Joe
Both Springs??
Is the bushing new?? Make sure it is square in the spring. Easy measurements.
Where did the springs come from?? New??
Bushing is a replaceable part, may nit be installed properly
 
OP
J

joe948

Freshman Member
Country flag
Offline
These are the new 10 leaf springs from one of the big 2 suppliers, I think the 10 leaf are all the same.
Bushings are new with the springs. I got the first spring together today after easing up the other spring to get more movement in the axle.
May still have the same fight with the second spring with the first together, I left it loose to get more play.
The axle is close to the spring eye but nothing seemed to work after jacking up and down.
Maybe the second one will be a snap. Thanks for your reply.
 

Joe Schlosser

Jedi Warrior
Silver
Country flag
Offline
Something is wrong with the new spring.
If properly set up the axle bolt should just drop in even with the springs tied down tot he chassis.
If there is binding the car will not handle correctly and the bushing will probably wear out very quickly. I have had my BE since 1967 and replaced the bushings only a couple of year ago.
Please double check the measurements and also make sure the springs are Parallel.
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
S TR2/3/3A tips for mig plug welding vertically? Triumph 11
W TR6 Anyone add Exhaust tips to standard exhaust Triumph 4
PC DIY tips from Bo his self Other Cars 0
BoyRacer Need Tips on getting wiring harness through firewall Austin Healey 4
BoyRacer Tips on gluing new fabric to dash on my BT7 Austin Healey 10
HighAltitudeTR3 TR2/3/3A Leaky Carb Tips? Triumph 11
HighAltitudeTR3 TR2/3/3A Choke setting tips? Triumph 7
drooartz Installing front hubs, tips? Spridgets 15
bugedd Bench bleed tips Spridgets 14
S TR4/4A Electrical wiring tips Triumph 2
I Tips for installing intake manifold plugs in a stock Bugeye? Spridgets 6
TEM666666 Sprite MK1 Door liner rubber mat installation.. Need tips and recommendations. Spridgets 22
F Buying a 100.... tips Austin Healey 18
drooartz MGB Changing clutch hose - tips? MG 13
T Tips for Searching FORUM Help 2
T TR4/4A Any tips on re-torquing TR4a head now that 500 are on the rebuild Triumph 7
T TR4/4A Tips on controlling heat coming up through shifter opening? Triumph 14
M tips please on removing starter motor on 100-6 Austin Healey 6
gbtr6 TR6 Rebuilding TR6 Engine, Tips? Triumph 7
bugedd Su adjustment tips Spridgets 7
B Seam Sealer/Caulking - Any Tips on When, Where, and What to Apply? Austin Healey 45
C Any tips on how to remove frozen pistons from drum brake Wheel Cylinders??? Austin Healey 11
PatGalvin TR2/3/3A Carpet Install Tips Triumph 12
Bob_Spidell Tips Austin Healey 6
Tinkerman TR2/3/3A Front Fender Installation Tips Triumph 3
Tinkerman TR2/3/3A Windscreen mounting tips 1960 TR3A Triumph 2
W Looking for tips: BJ8 roll up windows Austin Healey 10
I TR6 Any tips on removing flasher switch Triumph 3
M Radiator Hose tips? Spridgets 0
T TR4/4A Any tips on running the overdrive switch wiring down the steering column? Triumph 11
T TR4/4A Making an OD pressure gauge - any tips? Triumph 7
bugedd About to rebuild front end...any tips? Spridgets 5
B Spitfire Changing leaf spring bushing - any tips? Triumph 6
RedTR3 TR2/3/3A Tips for Breaking in a Rebuilt TR3 Engine Triumph 6
apbos Two Restoration Tips Spridgets 11
J Tips on Re-Assembling Lenses/Gaskets? Austin Healey 5
TulsaFred Rear Hub bearing and oil seal tips Spridgets 0
5 TR2/3/3A TR3 engine building tips needed Triumph 5
TulsaFred Bugeye rear wheel cylinder replacement tips Spridgets 10
Lbp Install l-t-d fasteners on new tonneau - Tips? Triumph 8
T Wheel cylinder fitting kit - any tips? Triumph 4
D Spitfire '65 Spit window regulator installation tips needed Triumph 0
J 67 IRS Exhaust Tips Triumph 2
RickB Painting tips anyone? Spridgets 13
RJS Water Pump Replacement Tips Triumph 8
Russ Austin TR2/3/3A TR3 Transmission Installation Hints / Tips Please! Triumph 14
aeronca65t Kasnter tips Triumph 8
Xte TIPS : Home made tool for the thermal sensor Austin Healey 7
JodyFKerr Tips & tricks on installing upright air compressor Restoration & Tools 15
drooartz Any tips for replacing brake hoses MG 16

Similar threads

Top