Sunbeam Rapier Owners Club
Sunbeam Rapier Owners Club
Home | Profile | Register | Active Topics | Members | Search | FAQ
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

 All Forums
 Technical
 Help!
 Leaf Springs for Series 3
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
New posts at top
New posts at bottom
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  

Mr A.the Hun

United Kingdom
48 Posts

Posted - 29 Mar 2021 :  17:25:22  Show Profile  Send Mr A.the Hun a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Hello Sunbeams,
The rear springs on my Series 3 Rapier are so flat (with the car unladen), they are verging on the concave.
And I note that someone has fitted homemade/aftermarket rear shackle plates, that are not standard. I suspect they are a little longer and intended to overcome a saggy bottom.

Having Googled for replacement springs, several names come up (Owen, James etc.).
ALL of them claim to have the biggest library of Spring specifications and the ability to make the best replacement springs to original specification.

As an aside, Alpines seem to be quite well catered for, but Rapiers not as much.

Does anyone have a positive experience to share from a particular supplier?
Are they remade with the ability (dimples) to fit the thrust buttons?

Any useful spring information gladly received.

Thank you.

Edited by - Mr A.the Hun on 29 Mar 2021 17:28:12

JPSH120

United Kingdom
1156 Posts

Posted - 29 Mar 2021 :  20:18:57  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Terry,

Send a message to Glen Mason (bigt80). He had a batch of fastback leaf springs remanufactured a few years ago and they were good, so probably worth asking him who he used.

Hope that helps.

Go to Top of Page

Mr A.the Hun

United Kingdom
48 Posts

Posted - 29 Mar 2021 :  21:28:39  Show Profile  Send Mr A.the Hun a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Great idea, thanks very much.
Go to Top of Page
  Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
New posts at top
New posts at bottom
Jump To:
Sunbeam Rapier Owners Club © 2009 Sunbeam Rapier Owners Club Go To Top Of Page
Snitz Forums 2000