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Old 05-25-2007, 08:53 AM
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Leaf Springs...

Got my new leaf springs for my 65 Comet. When I tried to install them, they were about 3" too short (with shackle) of reaching the rear mounting hole in the frame.

I called ESPO and they convinced me that it was the right springs (22" front to pin, 33" rear to pin)and because of the high arc these springs come with, installation is difficult.

Well with my hydraulic jack, I was able to get them installed but my shackles are pointing the wrong way. I guess I'll need to "force" them over as I compress the spring even more with my jack.

Am I OK or is this just all wrong? Once I do get the shackles pointed the right way, what prevents them from swinging back forward when I raise the rear end off the ground?

Note: The leaf springs hae been relocated inwards for bigger tires but the distance between the leaf springs eyes is the same as the stock locations...

Or will weight on the springs and time relax them so they stay in place?

thanks for any input




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Old 05-25-2007, 11:47 PM
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Those are pretty skinny springs so should bow a bunch when you put the full weight of the Comet on them. They should settle out just right.
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That's what I was hoping to hear...I played with a Jack under and the weight of my friend holding down the chassis and as I applied pressure...the springs moved the shackle backwards.

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