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Kerr Platinum Member Norm Kerr
Ann Arbor, MI, USA   USA
you will find that you have to wind them up, not stretch them out

You are correct: the short part goes to the front (it is a "control arm" portion, and the long part to the rear is "the spring" portion).


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oleanderjoe Gold Member Joseph Baba
Fresno, CA, USA   USA
Joe How can the springs be WRONG END AROUND..?? The front should have a “Silent Bloc” bush and the rear has shackle bushes. Did you remove the front bush..?? There is only one correct way. .??confused smiley


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NYCCharlie Charles Linn
Lawrence, KS, USA   USA
Doug, If I am not mistaken, the issues surrounding misaligned spring shackles were well covered last fall in this thread, Titled "leaf spring nightmare" In which Norm and others guided another member in a method to use a crowbar to flip the shackle around so the springs were properly aligned.

Try reading it for your edification:

https://www.mgexp.com/phorum/read.php?3,3563967

Some of that member's issues had to do with him putting new springs on, but the part about the shackles seems familiar.

Pay particular attention to pages 2 and 3.



Good luck!
Charles



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 2018-06-13 08:29 AM by NYCCharlie.

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DoughJoes Joe Gowen
St louis, MO, USA   USA
Thanks everyone. I tried searching for leaf spring problems. Never saw this article. I got erverything back together. Alll looks ok now . I had two people sit in the car and it all is lined up ok. I guess I just needed to have weight in the car. Next on to the rebuilding the gearbox. Thanks again erveyone.

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