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  1. Team, i am now at the stage where I need to remove the coil springs from the front suspension. Visually, it looks very simple, I only have "a-arms" and a coil spring... The engine is still on the frame, ready to be removed so I can sand blast the frame for repainting.. But before I remove the engine, I read its best to keep on the engine on frame for weight, for removing the coil springs... I need some advice... Do I borrow an internal spring compressor, keep the weight on the spring, secure it, then raise car off floor, letting the a-frame to lower naturally, remove the lower a-arm section, and let the spring drop out, and inspect, paint the spring (they look in great shape).... do I use a floor jack, and secure the base of the a-arm, while the car is off the floor... Letting the spring expand as much as the arm allows it.. Loosen the a-arm and lower it with the floor jack as there is limited pressure on the spring, and let the a-arm slowly drop down with the floor jack... any advice, pictures on the process will be greatly appreciated... you would be impressed on how this IT guy has prepped the car for off frame restoration,
  2. Hello all! Anyone here going to Spring Carlisle beginning 24 April? Alina and I are going to be there all 5 days. We are taking a hotel nearby. By the way, anyone have a full listing of vendors who will be there? I need parts for most of what I have listed below my signature. Ralph
  3. Good afternoon all! What I've got is a 1965 Rambler American 440 232cu. I bought it knowing that it was going to be a project, and I have a good set of tools. It's time to tackle the first item of business - namely the front coil springs and rear leaf springs. 1. The car is riding really low, but... 2. I'm not sure of the standard ground clearance is for my can 3. The shocks look pretty ancient 4. The rear leaf springs are pretty durn flat, i.e., not springy SO...my questions are: 1. Is there a way to tell if the F/R springs are shot? 2. Should I just go ahead and replace the coil and leaf springs? And if so, where might I find the parts? 2. If I'm going to tackle the leaf and coil springs, should I just go ahead and replace the shocks at the time? My thinking is that coil/leaf springs are just plain tired out. I've heard that I could install an air compressor and air adjusters both front and rear. Ahhhh...how 'bout no on that idea. Any and ALL input with my questions will be greatly appreciated. John C. Galleni Oakland, CA
  4. I am looking for some mechanical advance return springs for an Australian 1926/7 Pontiac Tourer. I hope someone is able to help Cheers, Ryan
  5. Has anybody had any experience removing and replacing the leaf spring bushings on a 1932 Pontiac? It is a metal bushing surrounded by rubber. Any special tools or tips on the process? I see the bushings are shown in the Steele Rubber Parts catalog.
  6. **NOTE** from an eBay correspondent: Hello; your bumper is one of several dozen+ brands of aftermarket accessory "fits all" bumpers that were made during early 1920's before auto makers decided to make cars with bumpers. I have a few acc. bumper catalogs, several different bumpers now & have had ALOT of bumpers in last 49 years of old car parts swaping and I have Never heard of a Eaton Cox so I think it is very odd and someone who needs it will be happy. I have several 1921-34 Lincolns & full set of orig. illustrated parts books & I can say for 100% sure it is not Lincoln _I hope this helps _Thanks. Good afternoon, friends - Can you assist me in identifying the vehicle and function of this bumper? Marked: "Eaton Bumpers, formerly Cox Bumpers/The Eaton Axle & Spring Co. Cleveland U.S.A./Covered by US Patents" Eaton Axle & Spring Co. (Cleveland, Ohio axle manufacturer) purchased Cox (Albany, NY bumper manufacturer) in 1923 - name changed to Eaton Manufacturing Co in 1932 - so we know the time range of this item, 1923 to 1932. Doesn't look like any Ford bumpers of the period that we can see - a truck, perhaps? A spring? I see patents from Cox for "Spring buffers" by Cox.. but just don't see where a device of this kind fits on the vehicle. Spring buffer or bumper; United States Patent 1470960 - (some kind of leaf spring; ) and Automobile Buffer 1,521,757 - (the classic Ford bumper) <O:pHere's a link to our online photos with a number of pictures of the item, and an excellent magnifier: </O:phttps://picasaweb.google.com/mastertonh18/19231932AutomobileBumper?authuser=0&feat=directlink</O:p> <O:p</O:p Thank you! Heather Masterton Asheville, NC
  7. :confused: I have removed all of the valves from the engine. Now I need to get the springs out. Is there a trick to this? I have the big snap-on valve spring compressor that looks like a giant c-clamp. It doesn't do much good once the valves are out. Should I try to grab one of the lower spring coils and remove the retainer plate so that the tappet will enter the spring and thus allow the spring to drop low enough to remove? Do I need to get a different type of spring compressor? Any ideas are welcome. I need to get these out so I can remove the cam and get the block hot tanked. Thanks.