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Re: Spitfire Rear Suspension - Scary Question

To: David Moag <>
Subject: Re: Spitfire Rear Suspension - Scary Question
From: Zink <>
Date: Thu, 13 Nov 1997 00:09:59 -0600
Cc: "Triumphs Mailing List (E-mail)" <triumphs@Autox.Team.Net>
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David Moag wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a 77 Spitfire, and although I'm quite new at this, I understand
> enough to know the following is dangerous territory. The back end of
> my car
> needs work. Not only does it lean too far to the driver's side, but
> both
> wheels are tilted too far (I don't have a way to measure, but
> certainly
> looks to be at least 10-15 degrees). So, I've decided to bite the
> bullet
> and get a new rear leaf spring. Now the scary part --- any
> recommendations
> on what else I should do "WHILE I'M IN THERE"?
> Dave Moag
> 77 Spitfire

If you want to develop a real case of "ship-wrights" You can relace the
trunion bushings and the U-joints and rebuild the brakes, and don't
forget the axle bearings.  How are your shocks?

But seriously, replace the studs and nuts on the diff and at the eyes.
I don't know if you will get the bushings included with a new spring, if
not you may wish to go with poly or nylon bushings.

As always this is JMO.

Larry Zink
1964 Spitfire4

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