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cdady

United Kingdom
13 Posts

Posted - 29 Jun 2019 :  11:39:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My series IV rear leaf springs are a little tired, and as I tow another car with her (with the boot full of tools and spares) it would be good to either replace the springs or find some spring assisters. Does anyone know of suppliers for either of these? Many thanks Chris

CMDADY

JPSH120

United Kingdom
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Posted - 30 Jun 2019 :  22:40:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
There are some companies on line who advertise this service for classic cars in addition to modern cars.

Have a Google and make some phone calls.

If you are a club member (?) then it's probably worth contacting series spares man, Mike Langley, for advice.
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AAA

8 Posts

Posted - 09 Jul 2019 :  12:27:13  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I originally had my fastback springs re-tempered by a company in Nottingham, but they came back worse than useless! In the end, I sent them to Jones Spring in Birmingham who sorted them out and fitted them with an extra leaf - that was over ten years ago and no problems since! I have subsequently used Jones Spring to make two replacement front springs and re-temper the rear springs (replacing the main leaves with new too) for our pre-war Armstrong Siddeley. Prices are very reasonable and turn around has always been very quick!
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cdady

United Kingdom
13 Posts

Posted - 18 Jul 2019 :  18:24:20  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for your help - I am a club member so will talk to both Mike and Jones
Best Wishes
Chris

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cdady

United Kingdom
13 Posts

Posted - 16 Sep 2019 :  09:37:22  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I have had no luck with springs, so will get some made as they are not a bad price. Does anyone know the OE number of series 4 rear leaf springs?
Thanks

CMDADY
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pruyter

Netherlands
283 Posts

Posted - 16 Sep 2019 :  12:14:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I don't know what you mean by OE number, but if you mean the parts number used by Rootes then it is: 1218252.

Regards,

Peter
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UMU

United Kingdom
343 Posts

Posted - 18 Sep 2019 :  10:00:46  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hia, are you sure it's your springs that are tired. I replaced the struts and its transformed the car...

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pruyter

Netherlands
283 Posts

Posted - 18 Sep 2019 :  10:20:10  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Series Rapiers don't have a McPherson suspension,so they don't have struts! In front are ordinary shock absorbers combined with a coil spring while the suspension is of the wishbone type.

Regards,

Peter
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UMU

United Kingdom
343 Posts

Posted - 19 Sep 2019 :  13:05:38  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Oh that's a shame. But thanks for the update
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cdady

United Kingdom
13 Posts

Posted - 20 Sep 2019 :  16:23:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks again to you all for your thoughts - I can use the number given and will place an order for some new ones and report back

CMDADY
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jeremyshaw

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Posted - 26 Oct 2019 :  13:15:58  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Check these out. I've just had them delivered and I'm hoping they'll cure my sagging series V. https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_osacat=0&_odkw=superior+spring+assisters&_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=hot+rod+spring+assisters&_sacat=0
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