[Zmagnette] Rear Springs

Kelvin Dodd doddk at mossmotors.com
Wed Apr 2 15:59:18 MDT 2014

The spring mounting pads are isolated from the frame of the car, so there is no down side to using them. The replacement rubber pads are kinda squishy (technical term), so I normally use and recommend poly.

The rear bushes are not the same as MGA/MGB, so you might have limited alternatives. I used the poly bushings that Edwin Sweeney made up. They fit perfectly and are not overly stiff.

The front spring eye bush is also unique to the Magnette and at the time I worked on my car, the recommended replacement was the MGA front spring eye bush. This is slightly larger in OD and uses a bigger through bolt. I did find that a normal work bench vice will allow you to press this bushing into the spring eye without too much trouble. Since this conversion works well, I doubt if the Magnette unique spring bushes will be reproduced.


From: zmagnette-bounces at autox.team.net [mailto:zmagnette-bounces at autox.team.net] On Behalf Of David Halliday
Sent: Wednesday, April 02, 2014 12:51 PM
To: List for the Z Magnette Group - North America
Subject: Re: [Zmagnette] Rear Springs

Hi Joel,
Some may disagree, but I would suggest going to urethane bushes and spring pads as you change.

Kind regards,


On 2 April 2014 20:30, Steven Trovato <strovato at optonline.net<mailto:strovato at optonline.net>> wrote:

I don't have an answer for you about the springs.  Hopefully, someone will provide you with an answer soon.  As far as resizing photos, I use a program called irfanview on my Windows 7 machine.  It is very popular, free, and available here:  http://www.irfanview.com/.  All you have to do is image, resize, then save.  Of course the program has the capability to do much more, but for a simple resize of a photograph, there's not much to it.  I often also use the "crop" feature.  This eliminates a lot of excess background, focuses attention on the important part and makes the file smaller as a bonus.

-Steve T.

At 02:43 PM 4/2/2014, Joel Johnson wrote:
I am refreshing the rear springs on my Magnette before installing them. Do I paint both sides of each leaf or put them together and paint the outside? Also what about the rubber bits? They need to be replaced. Thanks. There will be lots of questions to follow, I have my Magnette back from body work and am putting it back together. I'd send a photo, but I can't figure out how to reduce the file size for email.

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