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Old 04-09-2012, 06:49 AM
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Now to test out my idea for using the Ford leafspring. I have no idea what sort of spring rate this car actually needs.

I bolted it to the crossmember and let the ends rest on the control arms




too high and this thing was solid as ****! The weight of the jag and my fat *** on the crossmember didn't hardly budge it!

pull out a bunch of leaves


better


but still not much movement. you think the rust has any thing to do with that? ...duh!



I cleaned up the leaves and greased everything up (and pulled one more leaf). ...lots better!




I added some of the removed leaves to the bottom of the pack to raise the pack (lower the car)






close enough until the car gets more weight. I'm sure I will have to fine tune it some more.
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