Posted by Rick McDowell on July 19, 2005 at 15:57:24:|
Which front springs did you get, the 7 leaf or the 10 leaf springs? I got the stiffer 10 leaf springs for the front and was glad I did. I think after they loosen up a bit they will be just about right. I didn't get the 7 leaf because I think they would be too soft after a few years.
I had some trouble getting them installed. You have to get everything started just right before you tighten them up. On a few of them, after they were tightened all the way up, I couldn't get grease into the bushings. Seems when they are drawn all the way up, there is no clearance for the grease to go in. I am going to see if some wear will loosen them up enough to get them to accept grease. You might try filing a groove or two in the ends of the shackles so grease from the zerk can get past the ends.
: Thanks Bert and Rocn'roll--
: I checked with Tampa Spring and they said they would take a look at it. I contacted Willy's Keiser and went ahead and purchased a new set of springs, hangers and schackles. Got it all for $400. Roc--you have a great memory! I want to try to keep it as original as possible and thought of an aftermarket set. I'll let you guys know how it turns out--