[Healeys] Zinc in springs
Daniel and Diane White
dwhite4949 at wowway.com
Sat Dec 27 07:12:09 MST 2008
> A while back, there was a discussion on the types of liners used between leafs on rear springs. According to my catalogs, the later cars used rubber strips, but our BN2 has metal strips which, if I recall, are made of zinc.
> Does anyone know the type of zinc alloy (or pure zinc) used? Also, does anyone know a source for the strips or for zinc sheet in the correct type and thickness? Alternatives (think teflon was mentioned)?
When I re did my leaf springs I checked all the spring shops in my area
(metro Detroit) and struck out as far as finding the proper zinc
material. I decided against teflon because I wanted to stay as
original. I finally found a source that has the proper thickness (they
use it to make kitchen counter tops) and had them ship me a big roll of
it. I used what I needed from it and my repair shop that rebuilt my
springs now has the rest of it. If you like I can furnish more details.
Maybe my shop will cut the required pieces and send them to you for a
'62 BN7 Mk II
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