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LA 11 REAR LEAF SPRINGS

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wrooms
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LA 11 REAR LEAF SPRINGS

Post by wrooms » Fri May 10, 2019 6:00 pm

After a 3 month period of major work including building a new stainless steel exhaust and water pipes, today was the day for the first test drive. Everything went perfectly, the engine is smooth and quiet, all of the handling is excellent, the brakes feel just right and NO leaks.

Just as I was parking there was a loud noise from the rear and a slight list to starboard appeared. Back into the garage and back up on the axle stands. First thoughts were that the spring hanger brackets were loose and then I realised that the 2 rear leaf springs did not look the same. Closer inspection has revealed the driver's side rear leaf spring has snapped at the rear eye end - glad it happened when parking!!

So, does anyone have a set of rear leaf springs they are prepared to sell or, does anyone have a good recomendation for a supplier? The car is a 1938 LA 11 and the registration is FGW 725. Any help will be much appreciated.

Best Regards

Simon

ranald
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Re: LA 11 REAR LEAF SPRINGS

Post by ranald » Sun May 12, 2019 9:03 am

Hi, You could try: https://www.jones-springs.co.uk/vintage-car-springs
There are others but i think i’ve seen Jones mentioned positively on this forum. All the best, Ranald

wrooms
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Re: LA 11 REAR LEAF SPRINGS

Post by wrooms » Mon May 13, 2019 8:36 am

Dear Ranald,

Many thanks, I will try them out.

Best Regards

Simon

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