Jump to content

Sagging butt - like an old lady


Gareth Dickens
 Share

Recommended Posts

Hi all

Put new front leafs on SIII. Now have about 1-2 " difference in height beteen the front and rear of my landy. (Rear lwr obviously as from the whole sagging butt thing.) Can I put 1 of my old blades into the rear springpack? Want to use a long blade so it bends less when taking normal (empty) load but still flexes when bouncing.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

You would probably find that the Ford V8 (what gearbox are you using?) is no heavier than the standard 2 1/4 or 2.6 landy engines.

You can add extra leaves at the rear no problem providing the retainers are long enough. If you have a hydraulic press, or a big hammer and shaped log you can also increase the arch on a few leaves to restore a bit of height.

Bill.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

you could also put military shackles on the rear of the rear springs, this will raise it by about an inch

The Military shackles I measured in my shed are 40 mm longer than stock. If the springs were in very good condition and the shackles were close to vertical the gain would only be around 20 mm. but if the springs are well sagged and the shackles sat at a 45 degree or less angle, the gain would be almost negligable. I once bought an old shorty with very sagged springs on to which the owner fitted shackles 10 '' long. These didn't raise the suspension very much but completely screwed up the departure angle.

Bill.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience. By using our website you agree to our Cookie Policy