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Old 10-17-2006, 04:52 PM
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Is the stock front leaf spring from 29 model A strong enough to hold up a V8 on a HotRod? if not what year should I get it from and if I go to a local auto parts store, what strength should I look for to support a V8 (350 GM for example)

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Old 10-17-2006, 04:58 PM
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Probably, but if not, adding a leaf or two is not hard. It should probably be rebuilt after all these years anyways.
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Old 10-17-2006, 05:25 PM
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Why not buy a brand new Model A style spring?.....they are available at many places. Posies comes to mind. www.posiesrodandcustoms.com You can also check at Speedway www.speedwaymotors.com
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If you buy a new one you can get it with Teflon inserts which will give you a better ride. The original springs were super heavy duty to take the punishment of the pot hole filled back roads in the 30's. They will take the weight of your 350. You might even take a spring or two out to soften the ride. But like poncho62 says you should get those old springs rebuilt. The old way to get a better ride was to put grease in between the springs to make them slide better. You can buy Teflon strips to use instead of the grease if you go with the rebuilt old springs.
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