Front spring perch question

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Front spring perch question

Post by Cschaff63 » November 9th, 2019, 5:22 am

Can anybody tell me if the front spring perch on an E30 is the same as a regular model A, I’m sure there are not because the springs are wider. Also, is there any company selling repos of these, I think mine are worn as there is play in front axle

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Re: Front spring perch question

Post by Neil Wilson » November 9th, 2019, 5:58 am

Cschaff63 wrote:
November 9th, 2019, 5:22 am
Can anybody tell me if the front spring perch on an E30 is the same as a regular model A, I’m sure there are not because the springs are wider. Also, is there any company selling repos of these, I think mine are worn as there is play in front axle
AA spring perches are not the same as used for the A chassis. I don't believe any AA perches are being reproduced.
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Re: Front spring perch question

Post by Cschaff63 » November 9th, 2019, 10:20 am

Thank you Neil for the response. I think I just found my problem, I thought I was getting slip in the spring perch where goes through the axle, but it was back at the ball under the tranny! But On the same subject, are there bushings in the front axle and wish bone where they all come together at spring perch?

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Re: Front spring perch question

Post by Neil Wilson » November 9th, 2019, 10:55 am

Cschaff63 wrote:
November 9th, 2019, 10:20 am
Thank you Neil for the response. I think I just found my problem, I thought I was getting slip in the spring perch where goes through the axle, but it was back at the ball under the tranny! But On the same subject, are there bushings in the front axle and wish bone where they all come together at spring perch?
The front radius rod ball sock (i.e. wish bone) does not have any bushing.
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Re: Front spring perch question

Post by flatford39 » November 9th, 2019, 3:33 pm

A "farmer fix" for an out of round wishbone ball was to put a big flat washer in there to tighten things up. It does work.

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Re: Front spring perch question

Post by David R. » November 10th, 2019, 6:43 am

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If I understand you correctly you were talking about wear on the shaft of the perch that drops through the wishbone yoke to tie it to axle on either side? Mine has a little wear here also I was thinking about addressing in some manner. Not sure how yet or even if it’s necessary. I will need to fix a little egging of spring bushing holes on perch. I have 2 spares, so I think I will experiment with repairing worst ones first.
I found my front axle was terribly bent; but managed to find another in good shape.

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Re: Front spring perch question

Post by Cschaff63 » November 10th, 2019, 8:20 pm

David R. wrote:
November 10th, 2019, 6:43 am
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If I understand you correctly you were talking about wear on the shaft of the perch that drops through the wishbone yoke to tie it to axle on either side? Mine has a little wear here also I was thinking about addressing in some manner. Not sure how yet or even if it’s necessary. I will need to fix a little egging of spring bushing holes on perch. I have 2 spares, so I think I will experiment with repairing worst ones first.
I found my front axle was terribly bent; but managed to find another in good shape.
Yes, that is what I was asking about, did not know if there are bushings in the axle

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Re: Front spring perch question

Post by David R. » November 11th, 2019, 4:18 am

I don’t think there is. I have an axle torn down to bare I beam. I need to look at it.

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