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Old 11-09-2003, 08:12 AM
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Question Rearend suspension

I added a spring leaf to the rear spring on my 1927 Model T. My T has a 9 inch Ford rearend. When I put the assembly back together everything seemed to be in a bind. The radius rods seem to be adjusted about an inch to short. If I adjust the Radius rods then the driveshaft will be too short. I don't know how the rearend assembly should be measured and hung. Can anyone tell me where I can find a good document explaining this process.
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Old 11-17-2003, 08:44 PM
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You need to set the vertical angles of the transmission tail shaft and the rear end flange at the same vertical angle. A trip down to the Harbor Freight store will give you an angle level at a low cost. I'm a little curious why you would add a leaf to the rear spring as these cars are usually too stiff with minimal springing.
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I bought the Car from a guy who put a lot of money in parts into the car but didn't know how to put it together. The rear end was hitting the bottom of the new Alunimum gas tank and starting to break it so I added a leaf to raise the frame off the rear axle a little bit more. I also had to raise the body off the frame 1 inch because the fitting on top of the gas tank was hitting the Fiber Glass body and cracking it. Some other fun stories, he put a battery box on the frame put the battery in the box and a cover on the top. Then he installed the body so you can't get the battery out of the box. I need to cut the battery box apart and get a new one. I could write a book on the funny things I found wrong. The car is great but I have a few month's of fixing little things before the next season get's here.

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