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MThershey
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 36
posted July 01, 2005 05:54 AM  
I'm running a Ford Granada pure stock. It's a leaf spring car and I've had the same problem for two years. No matter how tight we get the U-bolts, the car slides on the rear axle and shifts to the outside and eventually the bracket will contact the right rear in the corners. We straighten it on a regular basis and the car handles fine, but is there any way to prevent this?

hotrodenford
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 60
posted July 01, 2005 12:07 PM  
There should be "spring purches" on the axel. They are flat plates welded on that the spring sits on. In the middle of the flat spot is a hole. On the spring there is a bolt holding the pack together with a large head. The head of the bolt goes in the hole in the axel to locate it. Do you not have this?? If you added shims or blocks make shure this bolt is long enough to engage. If you don't have purches you can buy and weld them on to the axel to locate the springs. I have never seen this problem on a leaf spring car in 15 years or working on them.

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