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  1. Hi all. I have my rear leaf spring out of the car and it is wrapped in the thin metal plate which keeps the lube inside. This is the spring with the lubricable tie-bolt. Can anyone help me with a few queries? 1. What's the best lubricant to use these days, replacing the M-4628 quoted in the old bulletins? I assume this is an oil rather than a grease. 2. If I break that metal cover at the join, is there a source for replacement covers? Or is it best to forget about stripping it off and just freshen it up as is? 3. Is there a source for the lubricable tie-bolt, the grooved nut and the adaptor wh
  2. Thanks Art - useful insight. I will try the sites of the other cars you mention as I'm pretty sure there isn't anything on Jensen sites. You mention the shallow-arched bottom spring but the way the springs came off the car, it is the upper spring which seems to be the flatter one. Am I reading this wrong or do you mean that the flatter spring should be on the bottom?
  3. Here's a pic of the two springs laid on top of each other to show the difference in curvature. In the pic, the top spring is the top spring from the first pic showing the suspension in situ. You can see that it is a little stiffer than the lower spring. I don't know if this is correct as is, or whether the two springs should be identical, or whether the difference can be put down to aging over the past 65 years.
  4. I'm not sure how it works either. Here is another pic of the spindle from the front of the car. At the rear the wooden beam is serving to join the two wheels as a steering arm lock. The mounting point on the upper spindle is for the shock absorber arm. I can't see any obvious camber/castor adjustments.
  5. Thanks Cecil. I will try Eaton to see if they know about it.
  6. I'm rebuilding a 1938 Jensen car with independent front suspension by twin tranverse leaf springs (see pic). I have taken these springs off and find that they are of slightly different tension. The top spring is less tensioned than the bottom spring, so it sits a little wider when removed from the car. I would like to rebuild these springs but do not know if the two springs should be set the same, or whether there is any good engineering reason why they should be set differently, and if so, by how much? There is no surviving data on the original set-up. The springs are constructed the same, as
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