[Spridgets] !/2 eleptical rear part ?
pythias at pacifier.com
Tue May 18 17:36:26 MDT 2010
It was surprisingly painless. we didn't have a press to get out
the old bushings from the front of the springs, but they were
pronounced as "OK", so that was no big. All the bolts and nuts
came apart without inordinate effort, perhaps as a result of
soaking them for over a week in AeroKroil before the deed. I DO
need at least one alignment plate, .. the part with the holes
that holds the rubber pads onto the springs, as one was worn
thru. I put it on the top rather than tighten nuts against it.
I should be able to pull the U-bolts from one side at at time and
replace the locaters on the top of axle and those plates at the
same time, probably some time this summer.
The car rides MUCH better. There was some question, because the
replacement springs had an extra leaf, SIX instead of FIVE of the
old ones, and a bunch more arch, but the old ones were so tired
that really wasn't much "spring" left in them. While not Cadillac
smooth, it's much nicer, and lifted the car a little over 2". The
bottom of the rear fenders used to be about 1/2" above the top
of the tire rims, and now I see more tire sidewall, but not so
much that the car looks "jacked", just a slight rake to the
front. It should hold a trunk load of stuff all the way to
Elkhart Lake next year.
Bill L. mailto:pythias at pacifier.com
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